Seattle Port Would Sink Without Alaska's Fisheries
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch -
If not for Alaska’s fisheries, the port of Seattle would not be what it is today. How important is Alaska to its bottom line?
An economic report released this month reveals that Seattle is home port to about 300 fishing vessels and of those, all but 74 make their fishing living in Alaska. The Seattle-based boats harvest Alaska pollock, Bering Sea crab, flounders, salmon and many other high value species, and they vary in size from huge, 150 crew catcher-processors to...
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