Alaska’s fishing industry is facing ongoing challenges that have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like Alaska’s oil industry, Alaska’s seafood industry supply chain moves most of the state’s seafood out of state as an unrefined product, creating a persistent challenge for fishing communities that seek to keep more value and more Alaska fisheries jobs in state.
Dramatic increases in post-harvest chilling practices, coupled with innovative marketing tactics led by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association are proving successful for both the fishing fleet in Bristol Bay, and grocery retailers across the US.
Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry.
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay, concluding the supplemental coverage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain.
Alaska is known for having some of the most hazardous industries, requiring various types of insurance to protect operations, employees, customers, and the general public.
Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy last week made his nominations for the two State of Alaska seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Amalga Harbor, near Juneau, has a remote release of hatchery chum salmon returning there. Pictured is one the first common property purse seine fisheries.