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Why is smoked salmon so expensive?

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Smoked salmon is so expensive because the fish loses weight Salmon prices vary widely depending on quality and availability. As of June 2019, salmon was available from $8 to $12 per pound for Atlantic (farmed) salmon (depending on the season and location), and $11 to $20 for wild-caught varieties.

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