With tightening global supplies, COVID-related demand spikes and a slower-than-expected B season harvest, US Alaska pollock producers are anticipating price increases across all formats -- in some cases significant ones.

Raw material harvests for all three major frozen pollock forms produced from the US fishery remain lower compared to last year: Surimi production is pacing 29 percent below 2019's total, deep-skinned forms are tracking nearly 20 percent behind this time last year, and pin-bone-out (PBO) fillets remain 33 percent below last year's production year-to-date.