Maintaining Seafood Quality

ASMI’s Recommended Statewide Seafood Quality Guidelines helps maintain quality standards across the state.

Salmon

Specifications and Grades

This document categorizes Alaska Salmon into premium, A, B, and C grades based on the following: handling, odor, eyes, gills, skin, belly cavity, meat color, and physical shape. Download the Alaska Salmon Quality Specifications and Grades.

Guidelines

These recommended guidelines for Pacific salmon have been developed by ASMI to assist fishermen, tender operators and processors in producing high quality salmon products. Download the Recommended Salmon Quality Guidelines For Fishing, Tendering and Processing.

 

Whitefish

Specifications

This document describes the requirements necessary for Alaska whitefish to attain a premium quality designation. Download the Recommended Statewide Preminum Quality Specifications for Whitefish Fillets.

Guidelines

These general guidelines are intended to assist fishermen and processors in producing high quality whitefish products. Recommended Whitefish Quality Guidlines for Fishing and Processing Operations.

 

Crab

Specifications for Dungeness Crab

This document describes the requirements necessary for Alaska Dungeness Crab to attain a premium quality designation. Download the Recommended Statewide Premium Quality Specifications for Dungeness Crab.

Specifications for King Crab

This document describes the requirements necessary for Alaska King Crab to attain a premium quality designation. Download the Recommended Statewide Premium Quality Specifications for King Crab.

Specifications for Snow Crab

This document describes the requirements necessary for Alaska Snow Crab to attain a premium quality designation. Download the Recommended Statewide Premium Quality Specifications for Snow Crab.

 

Online Quality Training

The Alaska Seafood Quality & Handling Training program has three training tracks; one for harvesters, one for tenders, and one for processors. Each track is designed to train industry members how to maintain quality and includes a quiz at the end. Click here to get started!

Retail

Handle With Care: A Retail Seafood Quality Primer

The key to repeat sales is consistent delivery of high quality products. That’s why ASMI developed this quality primer for Alaska seafood’s most important sales representative – the preson behind the counter. Download the Handle With Care: A Retail Seafood Quality Primer.

Handle With Care: The Alaska Shipper’s Guide To Seafood Quality

This booklet provides quality tips for shipping Alaska seafood products via air, land, sea and rail transportation systems. These recommendations were developed by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute in recognition of the role transportation plays in selling high quality products in distant markets. Download the Handle With Care: The Alaska Shipper’s Guide To Seafood Quality.

 

Foodservice

A Foodservice Guide To Seafood Quality

Basic tips on handling fresh and frozen Alaska seafood developed by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Download A Foodservice Guide To Seafood Quality.

 

Salmon species diagrams

These line drawings of Alaska Salmon will help assist in identification and species differentiation.

 

 

 

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