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Alaska farmers, fishermen team up to encourage locals to Eat Alaska

Twenty chefs around the state celebrate Alaska seafood and Alaska Grown products in new promotion. Juneau, Alaska. July 1, 2015 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) and Alaska Grown have joined together to celebrate Alaska’s bounty of locally grown food and locally harvested seafood with the Eat Alaska campaign.  Eat Alaska features a collection […]

Summer of Salmon: Record Breaking Season Expected as Alaska’s Wild Salmon Harvest Kicks Off May 14

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Predicts 2015 Will Be the Second-Largest Alaska Salmon Harvest on the Order of One Billion Pounds Juneau, Alaska– May 14, 2015 – The summer harvest season for the five species of wild Alaska salmon officially kicks off today with the first sockeye and king salmon of the summer, followed […]

Alaska Seafood and Fukushima Radiation Concerns

  Alaska Seafood Radiation Safe Alaska Seafood and Fukushima Radiation Concerns FDA Response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Facility Incident FDA’s 2014 Radionuclide Testing Results for Alaska: Fukishima Radiation Not Detected (ND)

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board Announces Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program Improvements

For Immediate Release April 25, Juneau, AK – To continue to provide the highest assurance of responsible fisheries management of Alaska’s fisheries, the Board of Directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) voted to enhance the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification program.   “We’ve built a credible third party certification program for our industry […]

Alaska’s Halibut and Black Cod Harvest Season Opens Saturday

March 6, 2014 (Juneau, Alaska): Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 16.8 million pounds and 33.6 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to over 95% of the […]

2013 Alaska Salmon Harvest Breaks Record with Historic Number of Pink Salmon

2013 Alaska Salmon Harvest Breaks Record with Historic Number of Pink Salmon January 16, 2014. (Juneau, Alaska): 2013 was a year for the record books, with Alaska seeing the largest salmon harvest ever with more than 272 million fish caught in total. The huge harvest was powered by an incredible number of pink salmon, Alaska’s smallest […]

Informational Seminar on Upcoming Regulatory Changes Impacting Seafood Exports to the EU

Alaska Seafood industry members are invited to attend an informational seminar with Tim Hansen, Director of  NOAA’s Seafood Inspection Program and Stephane Vrignaud, NOAA’s Representative to the EU. The seminar will focus on upcoming regulatory changes impacting seafood exports to the EU. The proposed regulations can be viewed here: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/13/st12/st12005.en13.pdf As well as NOAA’s summary: […]

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Fishing Photo Contest

For Immediate Release Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Fishing Photo Contest December 30, 2013. Juneau, Alaska – Calling all Alaskan fishing families, fans and photographers! The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is again seeking your help to promote our seafood species around the world! ASMI is currently looking for your photographs showcasing the best of what […]

Lotus UK Appointed as Northern Europe PR, Marketing and Trade Representatives for ASMI

  For Immediate Release Contact: Alexa Tonkovich, ASMI International Director atonkovich@alaskaseafood.org (907) 465-5560   Lotus UK Appointed as Northern Europe PR, Marketing and Trade Representatives for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute   November 5, 2013. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has announced the appointment of Lotus UK to be its marketing and trade representation in Northern […]

Alaska Seafood Instagram Contest

Alaska Seafood Hosts Instagram Contest for National Seafood Month   October 1, 2013 (Juneau, Alaska): October is National Seafood Month, which means there’s no better time to enjoy the abundance of sustainable seafood from Alaskan waters. This year, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is celebrating with the inaugural “Show Us Your Alaska Seafood” Instagram […]