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
Memorial Day Weekend represents the unofficial start of summer in Alaska. It’s the weekend when people start cleaning up their yards, head out for the first camping, or boating trip of the summer and break out grills for barbecuing.read more
The FDA has approved a request of AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically modified salmon within the United States.read more
New protection measures for crab and salmon will restrict timing, depth, and locations of mining operations in Norton Sound.read more
United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), Alaska’s statewide commercial fishing trade association, has hired Scott Kelley as its Executive Administrator effective June, 2019. Kelley, a Juneau resident, brings vast experience in commercial fisheries as the former Director of Commercial Fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.read more
Today officially marks the start of the salmon season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.read more
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Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) hired shareholder Lucille Sands for the newly-created position of Shareholder Development Director.
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The 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the fourth annual Best of Alaska Business Awards! As part of our continuing mission to support Alaska’s business communities, each year we look to you, our readers, to tell us which businesses excel in a range of diverse categories.