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
More than $200M in Federal Disaster Relief for Crab and Salmon Fisheries
The US Department of Commerce allocated nearly $216 million to benefit Alaska crab and salmon fishermen, their crews, and seafood processors who have struggled through economic disasters in the last few years.
Solutions to the Bycatch Blame Game
As some fisheries shrink, often there are not enough fish to go around. Is bycatch at the root of the problem, or are there issues that need to be addressed?
Peter Pan to Buy Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co.
Peter Pan Seafood signed a letter of intent to purchase Trapper’s Creek Smoking Co., including a smokehouse facility in Anchorage and its salmon jerky brands.
Fishermen Partner with Scientists to Gather Bering Sea King Crab Data
Winter research on Bristol Bay red king crab is challenging, and a declining population has crabbers idle this season, so crews are working with scientists to gather data.
NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region Welcomes Tribal Relations Coordinator
Wilson previously served as the tribal coordinator for the NOAA Fisheries West Coast Regional Office in Lacey, Washington, and in Portland, Oregon.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.