alaska seafood

Report says fish still big industry in Alaska

Jan 26, 2016
Miles Wiebe Courtesy of ASMI

A new report is a reminder of what many Alaskans already know: seafood is a big industry in the state.

Seafood competition adds roe category

Dec 30, 2015

The Symphony of Seafood competition is looking for the best Alaska seafood products -- including those made from byproducts and roe.

New cookbook promotes Alaska-grown eats for kids

Dec 9, 2015
DEED Alaska Child Nutrition Program

The new compilation of kid-friendly recipes features Alaska-grown ingredients on every page. But even as demand for local food grows, it's getting harder for many districts to buy food raised and caught in-state. 

Alaska House Majority

Legislation passed the Alaska House of Representatives Friday that expands a popular tax credit to include herring. House Bill 204 expands the Salmon Product Development Tax Credit to include herring with the goal of allowing seafood companies to further diversify their product forms.

Mike Mason

The commercial salmon harvest this year in Alaska has set an all-time record due primarily to huge returns of pink salmon. The latest statewide total from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game puts this year’s salmon harvest at over 269-million fish.

Mike Mason

The value of the seafood from Alaska in 2011 was well over $6-billion dollars according to a new report from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The report is titled the “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood Industry” and it was prepared for ASMI by the McDowell Group.

A small handful of researchers with the University of Alaska recently published a study that tries to shed some light on why some Alaskan’s can’t get enough locally caught seafood to make themselves “Food Secure”. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.