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Candied salmon ice cream takes top honors at AK Symphony of Seafood

February 24, 2017

Candied Salmon Ice Cream by Coppa, a retailer in Juneau, took home the grand prize in the 24th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition. The ice cream, dotted with bits of candied smoked salmon took a first in the food service division as well as the People’s Choice award.

AK seafood earnings, poundage outpaced by Washington state

February 23, 2017

Based on numbers from the United Fishermen of Alaska’s annual Fish Facts, resident fishing permit holders made gross dockside earnings of just over $602 million two years ago. That compares to more than $904 million by nearly 6,580 Washington-based permit holders and crew.

Insurance tips for fishing vessels

It can be tricky knowing what insurances are best for your boat, while also covering injuries.

AK seafood market updates/outlooks highlighted in new report

February 23, 2017
A new ASMI report provides updates and outlooks for all major Alaska seafood species.

Biofuels from Algae and Seagrass, and Electricity from Eels

February 17, 2017

Seeking methods of fuel production that are in sync with nature is one of today’s biggest challenges. Not surprisingly, several solutions can be found beneath the sea.

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Alaska Fish Trivia

  • Alaska's fishing industry is the state's number one employer.
  • The average age of Alaska fishing permit holders is 49.
  • Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the U.S.
  • Alaska has 3,200 women crew members and 1,100 permit holders (3.7%).
  • 80% of Alaska's fish landings come from federal waters (3-200 miles).
  • 80% of Alaska's fishing vessels are less than 60 feet in length.
  • Alaska's largest catch is pollock.
  • The Salmon-30-Salmon jet: A crew of eight worked around the clock for 27 days at Associated Painters Inc. in Oklahoma City to paint the plane.


Salmon-30-Salmon Jet with fish on jet

Flying Fish takes on a new meaning with the Alaska Airlines Salmon-30-Salmon jet.


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