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
Through the agreement, the Mariner Companies will sell crab quota valued at $35 million to thirty Western Alaskan communities.. CVRF and BBEDC have provided and facilitated structural support to the communities to purchase the quota and will support the harvest through their fishing operations.
The Alaska Spirit has been successfully fishing Alaska’s Bering Sea since 1989 when it was converted from an offshore supply vessel to a head and gut factory trawler.
The new company combines the industry innovation and value-added sales channels of Northwest Fish Co. with the facilities, operations, and management of the legacy Peter Pan company.
The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fishery was widely considered the most hazardous US commercial fishery in the ’90s after seventy-three fishing-related fatalities; this gap in safety regulations was partially corrected by the Coast Guard in 1999 with the introduction of a dockside stability and safety compliance check program.
The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and partners have released the registration for a Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program to be held for Alaska residents interested in starting their own seaweed farm in Alaska.
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