The value of US frozen Alaska pollock production could decrease this year by as much as 24 percent, the result of a string of COVID complications and challenges with fish sizes, according to one longtime seafood industry expert.

Ron Rogness, an economic consultant with US trade association Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP), said at the trade association's annual meeting Wednesday that the value of frozen production is on track to decline by $40 million (€34.5 million) to around $1.21