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Adams Named Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adams Named Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Chairman   Juneau, Alaska – May 14, 2013   Alaska fisherman and commercial fisheries activist, Kevin Adams, was elected Chairman at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors Meeting on May 9th in Anchorage. The Governor appointed board consists of seven members: five seafood processors [...]

ASMI Conducts RFM Chain of Custody Certification Workshop

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ASMI Conducts RFM Chain of Custody Certification Workshop   Juneau, Alaska. April 24, 2013 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is sponsoring a FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification Group Workshop on May 9th and individual appointments on May 10th in Anchorage, AK. The workshop and appointments are [...]

2013 Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off

Chefs Wanted for 2013 Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off   The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is looking to crown the next king or queen of Alaska seafood. The institute is hosting the Great Alaska Seafood Cook-Off May 8 in Anchorage and inviting chefs from around the state to enter the competition to compete head-to-head for [...]

Nation’s Largest Sustainable Fishery Opens Sunday in Alaska

Juneau, Alaska (January 18, 2013): The harvest season for Alaska pollock, the nation’s largest fishery, opens Sunday, January 20. The 2013 Alaska pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska is 1,387,146 metric tons, 3.8% higher than last year’s TAC of 1,335,944 metric tons. Alaska pollock accounts for approximately [...]

Alaska King and Snow Crab Fishing Opens in Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea

Juneau, Alaska (October 15, 2012): Today the State of Alaska officially opens the 2012/2013 harvest season for Bristol Bay red king crab, St. Matthew Island blue king crab, and Bering Sea snow crab, three legendary and sought-after varieties of seafood. Together, the Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries typically account [...]

Alaska’s Abundance Feeds National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month and there is no better time to celebrate the unparalleled bounty of wild Alaska seafood. With 34,000 miles of coastline—more than the rest of the country combined—Alaska provides over half of the seafood harvested domestically each year, and our fishing industry is always working to innovate harvesting and processing techniques [...]

ALASKA’S FALL PACIFIC COD SEASON OPENS TODAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Juneau, Alaska (August 31, 2012): The fall or “B” season for the Alaska cod jig fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands opens today. Fisheries for hook and line, pot, and trawl gear open in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska tomorrow, September 1st, 2012. The U.S. Pacific cod fishery is [...]

Alaska Salmon Processors Clarify MSC Salmon Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Juneau, Alaska.  May 19, 2012 – Twenty-seven Alaska salmon processing companies representing approximately 80% of the salmon caught in Alaska have reaffirmed their intent to withdraw support from MSC salmon certification.  Recent press reports about the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association (PSVOA) becoming the client for MSC salmon certification have suggested [...]

An open letter to the editor: Alaska Salmon Processors Clarify MSC Salmon Position

Juneau, Alaska. May 18, 2012   Dear Editor,   On behalf of 27 Alaska salmon processing companies representing approximately 80% of the salmon caught in Alaska we would like to reaffirm our intent to withdraw support from MSC salmon certification. Recent press reports about the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association (PSVOA) becoming the client for [...]

ALASKA’S SUMMER SALMON SEASON OFFICIALLY OPEN PROJECTED HARVEST DEMONSTRATES ONGOING SUCCESS OF RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

May 11, 2012 | Juneau, Alaska: The summer season for wild Alaska salmon has officially opened with a projected harvest of 132 million fish. Should the actual harvest match or exceed this figure, 2012 will mark the 25th consecutive year of a harvest in excess of 100 million salmon. While initial openings are amongst the smaller troll-caught salmon [...]