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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 […]

New Alaska Seafood Recipe Book for Kid’s Menus

Juneau, Alaska. May 2, 2011 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has released a new recipe book titled “Go Fish! Little Bites for Little Tykes.” This new resource is free of charge to foodservice professionals, and can be ordered by calling 800.806.2497. According to the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines, Americans should be eating more […]

New Alaska Seafood Snacking Recipe Book

Juneau, Alaska. April 18, 2011 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has released a new recipe book titled “Northern Noshes.” This new resource is free of charge to foodservice professionals, and can be ordered by calling 800.806.2497. Alaska seafood is a great fit for operators looking for ways to maximize flavor and quality through […]


Juneau, Alaska. March 16, 2011 – Alaska Salmon is the first of Alaska’s major commercial fisheries to be awarded the independent, third-party Responsible Fisheries Management Certification. This certification is based on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the FAO Guidelines for Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery […]

Alaska Halibut And Black Cod Season Opens March 12, 2011

Juneau, Alaska. March 11, 2011 –The wild Alaska halibut and black cod season opens tomorrow in Alaska. This year’s Total Allowable Catch (TACs) for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 32.5 and 35.4 million pounds, respectively. The season will extend into mid-November, with frozen product available year-round. Alaska is home to one of […]

“WILD ALASKA POLLOCK QUOTA INCREASES OVER 50%” – Nation’s Largest Food Fishery Opens Tomorrow in Alaska

Juneau, Alaska. January 19, 2011 –  The harvest season of the nation’s largest fishery, Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), opens tomorrow in Alaska. The 2011 Alaska Pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island and Gulf of Alaska is 1.37 million metric tons, an increase from last year’s TAC of 0.89 million metric tons. This […]

Celebrity Chefs Seeking Best Alaska Fish Taco

Juneau, Alaska. November 4, 2010 — Celebrity Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are on a mission to find the best fish taco in America. Teaming up with wild and sustainable Alaska seafood, the Los Angeles-based Border Grill chefs invite home cooks to submit their take on the wildly popular fish taco. Recipes using […]


Juneau, Alaska. October 7, 2010 – The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) today released a joint statement clarifying their commitment to certifying sustainable Alaska fisheries. In the summer of 2009, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) ended its role as the client for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) […]


Juneau, Alaska. October 15, 2010 – The 2010 harvest season for Alaska’s largest crab fisheries opens October 15th and will extend into March 2011. The Alaska Bristol Bay red king crab harvest is set at 15 million pounds. This represents a decrease from last year’s harvest. Alaska king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) is the largest and […]

Alaska Fishermen Bring Local Flavor to New Website

For Immediate Release October 5, 2010. Juneau, Alaska – Just in time for National Seafood Month, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has launched its new consumer website, The site gives seafood lovers a behind-the-scenes peek into the lives of the men and women who harvest wild Alaska seafood. “We want to showcase Alaska’s […]