In Alaska, protecting the future of fish stocks and the environment takes priority over opportunities for commercial harvest
Alaska’s precautionary approach ensures the needs of the stocks and ecosystem are met, first and foremost
It’s constantly improving as new science becomes available
No species of Alaska seafood has ever been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act
The federal government and the State of Alaska work together to monitor and protect this pristine environment and to make sure that Alaska’s aquatic habitats and ecosystems are protected from the impacts of development activities
The State of Alaska’s fish habitat protection statutes reflect Alaskans’ belief that fish species and habitats are assets that must be protected from unnecessary or inadvertent disturbance or destruction from human activities
Over 40 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been established to protect ecological structure and function, locate control sites for scientific research studies, conserve bottom habitat, protect vulnerable stocks, and preserve cultural resources
Of these 40 Marine Protected Areas, 31 prohibit either all commercial fishing or all bottom contact gear, such as trawls
🌊 📸 Only a few more days to enter the Alaska Commercial Fishing Photo Contest! The deadline to submit photos is Friday, April 30th.
This year’s contest includes classic categories such as “Best Boat,” “Best Action” and “Best Scenic,” as well as a couple of new categories including “Alaska Lifestyle” to capture Alaska both on and off the boat.
Photos will be included in ASMI marketing activities around the world and shared with the Alaska seafood industry for the promotion of Alaska seafood, and winning photos will earn cash prizes. Alaska commercial fishermen can submit photos at photocontest.alaskaseafood.org/... See MoreSee Less