Alaska Fish Factor

This is my last fish column


The weekly write up about Alaska’s fishing industry began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News. Since then, subscribership has grown to nearly 20 news outlets across Alaska and nationally.

The goal always has been to make readers aware of the seafood industry’s economic, social and cultural importance to all Alaskans.

Just one extra penny per pound at the docks means millions of dollars more for state coffers! Commercial fishing puts more people to work than any other private industry in Alaska and provides two-thirds of the nation’s wild caught seafood.

Over 31,000 fishermen are out o...

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