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World’s Largest Sustainable Fishery Is Certified To The Highest Standard

Juneau, Alaska. December 13, 2011 – Alaska pollock, the world’s largest sustainable fishery, has received certification for Responsible Fisheries Management indicating that it fully conforms to the international guidelines set by the United Nation’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Alaska’s pollock fishery has always been a source of innovation within the seafood industry and this [...]

ALASKA’S KING AND SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS TOMORROW

ALASKA’S KING AND SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS TOMORROW Juneau, Alaska. October 14, 2011 – The 2011-2012 harvest season for two of Alaska’s signature wild crab fisheries— Alaska king crab and Alaska snow crab—opens tomorrow, October 15th. Alaska king and snow crab, like all species of seafood from Alaska, are managed for sustainability. Scientists use the [...]

ALASKA’S KING AND SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS TOMORROW

Juneau, Alaska. October 14, 2011 – The 2011/12 harvest season for Alaska king crab and Alaska snow crab, two of the state’s best-known wild crab fisheries, opens October 15th. Alaska king and snow crab, like all species of seafood from Alaska, are wild, natural and sustainable.  Responsible fishery management protocols, developed to align with the [...]

ALASKA’S KING AND SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS TOMORROW

Juneau, Alaska. October 14, 2011 – The 2011-2012 harvest season for two of Alaska’s signature wild crab fisheries— Alaska king crab and Alaska snow crab—opens tomorrow, October 15th. Alaska king and snow crab, like all species of seafood from Alaska, are managed for sustainability. Scientists use the latest available scientific data to establish harvest levels [...]

ALASKA COD FALL SEASON NOW OPEN – Harvest quotas up nearly 30% from last year

Juneau, Alaska. September 1, 2011 – Both the fall jig and pot fishery for Alaska cod opened yesterday in Alaska’s Bering Sea, where longline and mid-water trawl fishing for Alaska cod have been open all year. The Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fisheries also open today. Alaska fishermen still have over 96,000 metric tons, or [...]

ALASKA COD FALL SEASON NOW OPEN Harvest quotas up nearly 30% from last year

Juneau, Alaska. September 1, 2011 – Both the fall jig and pot fishery for Alaska cod opened yesterday in Alaska’s Bering Sea, where longline and mid-water trawl fishing for Alaska cod have been open all year. The Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fisheries also open today. Alaska fishermen still have over 96,000 metric tons, or [...]

ALASKA COD FALL SEASON NOW OPEN – Harvest quotas up nearly 30% from last year

Juneau, Alaska | September 1, 2011 – Both the jig and pot fishery for Alaska cod opened yesterday in the Bering Sea, where longline and mid-water trawl cod fishing have been open all year. The Gulf of Alaska cod fisheries open tomorrow. Alaska fishermen still have over 96,000 metric tons, or one third of the [...]

NEW ALASKA SEAFOOD INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Juneau, Alaska. June 14, 2011 – In an effort to provide new training and educational resources to foodservice professionals, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has developed nine new seafood instructional videos, featuring acclaimed seafood-centric chefs. Executive Chefs Christine Keff from the Flying Fish in Seattle, Washington; Jason Wilson from CRUSH in Seattle, Washington; and [...]

ALASKA SEAFOOD CHAIN OF CUSTODY STANDARD NOW COMPLETE

Juneau, Alaska. May 31, 2011 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has completed its Chain of Custody Standard, and is now accepting applications for Chain of Custody Certification. This is part of ASMI’s ongoing Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program. The Chain of Custody Standard ensures that only Alaska [...]

ALASKA’S SUMMER SALMON SEASON KICKS OFF TODAY – Harvest projected to be fifth largest since statehood

May 16, 2011. Juneau, Alaska – Alaska’s summer salmon season kicks off today. This year’s projected harvest of 203 million fish would mark the fifth largest salmon season for the state. Wild salmon remains one of America’s favorite healthy menu items and recent USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines are advising Americans to eat eight ounces of [...]