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
US Department of Commerce Invests $520,518 to Support the Development of Aquaculture in Prince William Sound
This EDA investment will fund the development of a fully integrated kelp industry in Prince William Sound by creating kelp seed hatchery capacity, conducting baseline kelp growing research, training project partners, and providing processors products for market development.
Brody Pierson and Gayle Janzow have joined the Peter Pan Seafood Company team. Pierson is leading domestic and international sales for shelf-stable products. Janzow is the plant manager for the Valdez plant.
Under the terms of the $18 million contract, the Alaska-based company will make major improvements, including the construction of a new office building, large floating pier, steel access trestle, and updated power and water utility systems.
In April, Kevin Larsen will join Peter Pan Seafood Company on the domestic and international sales team as Vice President of international sales and business development. Larsen is a proven seafood sales leader with a diverse background in seafood sourcing and sales.
Coastal Villages Region Fund Partners with American Honda to Open First-Ever Authorized Service Centers
Locations in Eek, Scammon Bay, and Kipnuk will support residents’ subsistence lifestyles while helping them save time and money.
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Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.