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.
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.
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.