Economic Benefit



Alaska is the top U.S. seafood producer, producing 5.6 billion pounds in 2014, 60% of total U.S. commercial fisheries production.


The seafood industry directly employs 60,000 workers, including nearly 27,000 Alaska residents.

$129 Million

The seafood industry brought in over $129 million in revenue for state and local governments in 2014.


Seafood is Alaska’s second-largest basic sector industry, in terms of total job creation.

$14.6 Billion

Alaska seafood created $14.6 billion in economic output and nearly 112,000 jobs nationally


Seafood lowers the cost of living in many Alaska communities. Economic benefits of the industry are distributed throughout Alaska.