Fish Factor


You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas, timber and tourism combined. The annual revenue the seafood sector contributes to State coffers is second only to Big Oil. So where does the seafood industry rank for the major candidates running for Alaska Governor and the US Senate?

Here’s what a thorough look at each of their campaign websites reveals, starting with the race for Governor (all in alphabetical order)—

Byron Mallott (Democratic candidate) only mentions fish...

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