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
Two rare, deep-dwelling skate species have been recorded for the first time in Alaska and British Columbia waters: the fine-spined skate and the Pacific white skate.
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.
The FDA has approved a request of AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically modified salmon within the United States.
New protection measures for crab and salmon will restrict timing, depth, and locations of mining operations in Norton Sound.
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.
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Bering Straits Native Corporation has grown as a company in large part because the leadership driving the company has grown and evolved. President and CEO Gail R. Schubert is an original BSNC shareholder, an Inupiaq Eskimo born and raised in Unalakleet.
The Alaska Native Justice Center is one of six organizations nationwide to be honored with the 2019 Paul H. Chapman Award from the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice.
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Out of the Mine and into the Smelter
Mining has long been a key fixture of Alaska’s economy. On a small scale, people flock to the 49th state to tour different operations. Kennecott Mine was once a booming copper mining site and is now a National Historic Landmark, attracting tourists eager to visit the ghost town and get a feel of the Gold Rush era it once dominated.