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Seafood Sustains Alaska

Seafood Sustains Alaska 25Alaska’s commercial seafood industry sustains Alaska in many ways.

Our thriving commercial seafood industry is based on responsive, ecosystem-based sustainability practices, which supports and sustains families, businesses and communities across the state.



Catching seafood today while stewarding sustainable fisheries for tomorrow.

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Alaska’s commercial fishing families and communities are the heart and soul of Alaska’s seafood industry, spanning the state.

  • Many skippers and crew participate in multiple fisheries as a full-time career, while others fish to supplement income from other jobs, earn money during a summer school break, or work as crew members for friends and family, taking part in a uniquely Alaskan cultural tradition. 
  • For many rural Alaska communities, the seafood industry is among the largest source of employment, wages, and tax revenue.

Alaska’s science-based seafood management system is considered among the best in the world, because it is built to adapt to change.

  • Alaska’s varied and interconnected fishing communities and families are united by a commitment to adapting to change in a responsible way. 
  • These Alaskans play an important role in researching, informing, and implementing the change needed to maintain healthy and sustainable fisheries.
  • Their household livelihoods and community viability rely on striking a balance between meeting their immediate needs with protecting resources for long-term sustainability.

The commercial seafood industry helps anchor Alaska's economy.

  • 62,000+ direct jobs
  • 8,900+ vessels
  • 160+ processing facilities (both shoreside and at-sea)
  • $4-$5  billion annual product value
  • $120+ million coming back to Alaska communities from taxes and fees paid by the Alaska seafood industry

These big numbers are made possible by all sorts of small businesses – from fishermen, machinists, engineers, electricians, cooks and more.

In fact, communities across the state benefit from the industry because it lowers the cost of shipping rates and fuel prices, not to mention supplying jobs to many non-fishing professions like welders, mechanics, upholsterers, bankers, retailers, accountants and more. 

How do I fit in?

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Choose Alaska, Support Alaska

When you purchase commercially harvested Alaska seafood at a local restaurant, grocery store or farmers market you are supporting the tens of thousands of Alaskans in the fishing and connected industries, and making Alaska a vibrant and thriving place to live.
How to Find

Look for the Alaska Logo

There are so many reasons to be proud of the world class seafood produced right here at home. Look for the Alaska Seafood logo or Alaska origin on packaging, on the menu or at the seafood case to ensure you’re getting wild and delicious seafood from Alaska.
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Browse and directly contact suppliers of Alaska seafood at the Alaska Seafood Marketplace. No need to log in, just use the contact form on any listing to reach suppliers directly!
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❇️ Tonkatsu Sauce
4 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
2 ½ tablespoon Worcestershire

❇️Kewpie Lime Mayo
2 cups Kewpie Mayo
¼ cup sweet condensed milk
1 lime (juice & zest)

1 loaf white bread
8 pieces of 2-4oz frozen battered & breaded Alaska pollock portions
Canola oil, as needed
½ head of cabbage
Salt to taste

✅Step 1
Make Tonkatsu Sauce
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

✅Step 2
Make Kewpie Lime Mayo
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

✅Step 3
Prepare Bread
Cut into 8 1-inch-thick slices.

✅Step 4
Fry Alaska Pollock
Deep fry pollock pieces at 350 degrees for 3 minutes or until internal temperature of 165 degrees, then season with salt.

✅Step 5

Assemble Sandwich
Spread 1 ½ tablespoon of Kewpie Lime Mayo onto both sides of bread and then top with fried cod, ½ cup of cabbage, 2 tablespoon Tonkatsu Sauce, cut in half and serve.
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