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
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) and Bristol Bay Alaska Seafoods (BBAS) appointed Joel Peterson to serve as President of Bristol Wave Seafoods, a subsidiary of BBAS.
One year after new owners acquired Peter Pan Seafood Co., the 123-year old company is getting an update to its brand identity.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to switch halibut bycatch for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish trawlers to an abundance-based limit.
By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
The Alaska’s Fishermen’s Fund paid out more than $8 million in benefits to members of the Last Frontier’s commercial fleet in the last decade, helping cover their medical costs and getting them back to work.
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