$533 million: The size of the annual Alaskan wild salmon catch. Some 80% of the 203 million fish caught in the state are sold internationally.
95¢: The average price per pound that Alaskan fishermen receive for their catch. The best wild salmon sells for well over $20 a pound in the Lower 48.
30 million of the 40 million salmon that return each year to Bristol Bay are caught. That's roughly equivalent to half a pound of fish for every American.
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