Alaska Seafood Industry Snapshot
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch - An updated snapshot of Alaska’s seafood industry.
Alaska’s seafood industry puts 60,000 people to work, meaning $1.5 billion in earnings for fishermen on more than 9,000 vessels and workers at 87 large shoreside processing plants.
The seafood industry supports at least $150 million a year in taxes and fees.
And here’s why state budget watchers should care about fish prices: In 2017, for example, the average dock price per pound for all Alaska seafood was 41 cents. If it had increased by one penny, it would...Full Story »