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
Holland America’s business is putting passengers on the water, not pulling seafood out of it, yet the cruise line is the first to be certified by Responsible Fisheries Management for sustainability.
The UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is expanding its offerings with online courses and a new master’s degree.
“These salmon literally bring back tons of fertilizer to these systems,” says UAF aquatic ecologist Mark Wipfli.
Staff of the Seattle Kraken NHL franchise are taking part in a youth hockey academy as part of a partnership with Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) hired two new staff members and is hosting two Alaska Sea Grant fellows.
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