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40 Years of Fish: ASMI Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 12, 2021 | Announcements, Blog Posts
40 Years of Fish: ASMI Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute 


Established via Alaska state statute in 1981, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has spent the last four decades bringing together expertise across all aspects of Alaska’s iconic seafood industry to navigate changes at home and abroad ensuring Alaska’s wild seafood resource retains its competitive advantage in global markets. 

Led by a seven member board comprised of industry representatives, including large and small seafood processors and harvesters, which incorporates input from committees comprised of industry members across a range of all major species (crab, salmon, shellfish and halibut/sablefish) and operational committees (international, domestic, seafood technical, communications and global food aid), ASMI has grown into a world class organization promoting wild Alaska seafood all over the globe. 

The upcoming All Hands On Deck conference marks the 40th annual meeting of a wide array of experts and stakeholders across the Alaska industry. 

In the coming weeks leading up to this yearly event, we’ll be sharing an in-depth retrospective about ASMI’s history, complete with interviews from some beloved former leaders, and we will share a curated collection of our best recipes celebrating Alaska’s iconic species with some newly developed by one of Alaska’s greatest chefs. We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with our ASMI family as we take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come and what the future holds. 

Read the retrospective