Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 30 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Stu McTaggart allowed use of his photo "only for the fame"

Tonight we hear about an opener in the Naknek-Kvichak District, summer school has started at Ekuk - and take a quick look at the state's seafood marketing budget.

Walker appoints two Alaskans to ASMI board

Mar 30, 2016

The two newest members of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute board of directors are Alaskans who represent large processors.

House subcommittee proposes changes for ASMI

Feb 25, 2016
Courtesy of ASMI/Joseph E.

A House subcommittee wants the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to become industry-funded by 2019.

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.

ASMI Hosting Annual Fish Photo Contest

Oct 23, 2014
Todd B of Cordova

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting its annual Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest this fall.  ASMI is inviting all photographers to enter photos that share the uniqueness of Alaska’s fisheries.

ASMI will place submitted photos into categories and award first, second and third place prizes in best action, best boat, best family or kid, best fish, best humor, best scenic, best throwback photos. Communications director at ASMI Tyson Fick says this is the third year in a row the organization has held this contest.

ASMI Unveils Pop Up Restaurant

Jun 17, 2014

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is promoting a unique event in London next week.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The largest retailer on earth announced Friday that they will continue to stock salmon products from most of the large seafood processors that operate in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The sustainability program sponsored by the seafood marketing arm of the State of Alaska has certified Alaska’s flatfish fishery. The fishery is conducted in 2 management areas… the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands area… and the Gulf of Alaska.

The ongoing battle to get widespread acceptance for a new sustainability label sponsored by the State of Alaska was front and center this week in Alaska. The reason was the visit by representatives with the largest retailer on earth. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Senator Mark Begich

U.S. Senator Mark Begich is joining a growing list of fishermen and lawmakers calling on Wal-Mart to change its policy in regards to stocking sustainably caught salmon products.

Top executives with Wal-Mart will be in Alaska on Wednesday to discuss how to get Alaska salmon on store shelves. The issue that has prompted the visit by the Wal-Mart executives is a decision by the company to only stock seafood products labeled as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.


The 2nd annual fishing photo contest sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is up and running. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The part of the federal government tasked with supplying food and other products for the government has eliminated the use of 3rd party certifications for seafood. In a letter sent to Senator Lisa Murkowski, the General Services Administration confirms that the “Healthy and Sustainable Food Guidelines” have been updated to remove references to 3rd party certifications.

The seafood marketing arm for the State of Alaska is trying to head off questions from retailers, wholesalers, and fish buyers about eco-labels covering Alaska salmon. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.


20 more seafood companies have signed on to the “Responsible Fisheries Management” program for Alaska Seafood. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.