Seafood is one of Alaska’s major exports and connects us to major world markets. Alaska fisheries are rich with a variety of species and the state is known for its world-class fisheries management. The industry provides jobs to rural residents who often don’t have access to other opportunities. At Alaska Business we examine the fishing industry, looking at long-term trends as well as pending policies and fishing industry forecasts.
Latest Fisheries News
Peter Pan recently welcomed Michael De Caro to its team as Vice President of retail sales and product development.
NOAA Fisheries announced its hire of Bael Baldwin-Schaeffer as a new Tribal Research Coordinator. She joins the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Communications Program and will be based in Anchorage, AK.
Peter Pan’s leadership hopes the early price announcement will put the fleet at ease that they will receive a fair price for the long hours and hard work they are about to endure participating in the world’s largest sockeye fishery.
At the close of the fishery May 20, New Peter Pan Seafood had pushed the price to $12.60 per pound for sockeye and $19.60 per pound for kings.
The aviation support facility reduces the response time to the Gulf of Alaska during peak fishing season.
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The 2021 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the 2021 Best of Alaska Business awards! We ask our readers to give us their input on the best businesses that Alaska has to offer, ranging from flower boutiques to accounting firms. Throughout March, readers voted in record numbers, yet another indication after a trying year of how Alaskans take extra effort to support local businesses.