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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 Fish Taco People’s Choice Winner Crowned

Juneau, Alaska. March 16, 2011 – Lauren Wyler of Austin, Texas and her Alaska Jerk Fish Tacos with Maple Mango Slaw topped nineteen other contestants to claim the Wild Alaska Fish Taco People’s Choice Award. The contest, sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, was part of the 1st Ever Wild Alaska Fish Taco Recipe […]

WILD ALASKA SALMON EARNS NEW RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

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’s Halibut and Black Cod Season Opens Tomorrow

March 11, 2011. Juneau, Alaska – The 2011 wild Alaska halibut and black cod (sablefish) season opens tomorrow, March 12, 2011. Statewide catch limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 32.5 million pounds and 35.4 million pounds, respectively. Alaska boasts one of the largest populations of wild Pacific halibut and black cod […]

BEST ALASKA FISH TACO FOUND IN MONTANA – Voting for People’s Choice Award Starts February 15, 2011

Juneau, Alaska. February 15, 2011 –The winner of the 1st Ever Wild Alaska Fish Taco Recipe Contest is Edwina Gadsby of Great Falls, Montana. Gadsby’s winning recipe is titled: Black Thai Grilled Alaska Cod Tacos with Green Papaya Slaw and Sambal Crema. The contest, hosted by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) and celebrity chefs […]

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. […]

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 […]

AFDF AND ASMI JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION

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) […]

ALASKA’S WILD KING AND SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENS OCTOBER 15th

Juneau, Alaska. October 14, 2010 – The 2010-2011 harvest season for Alaska’s largest crab fisheries opens October 15th. The Alaska Bristol Bay red king crab harvest is set at 15 million pounds. This represents a small decrease from last year’s harvest. Alaska’s iconic king crab, known for its sweet flavor and rich tender body meat, […]

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, www.wildalaskaflavor.com. 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 […]