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Alaska Fish Factor

 

January 30, 2020

Courtesy of Wildlife Forever

Cambryn McKay, Grade 4, Winner of AK Fish Heritage contest, 2019.

Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats and where do most of Alaska's fishermen live?

Answers to those questions and many others can be found in the annual report Economic Value of Alaska's Seafood Industry 2020 by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The colorful, easy to read report, prepared by the McDowell Group, gives a fishing snapshot by Alaska region, including employment rates and tax revenues, and breaks down the industry's impacts to the nation and the world.

Here are some highlights:

The seafood industry contributed $5.6 billion in economic output to Al...



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