ASMI’s Latest Industry Economic Report: AK Seafood Adds $15 Billion to National Economy
The latest “Economic Value of Alaska Seafood Industry” was released today by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, for the 2019 season with some data from 2020 and a brief look at the 2021 season. The full report was prepared by McKinley Research, the fourth update of the original 2013 report that covered the 2011 season, and has been updated in 2015, 2017, 2020 and 2022.
The series shows trends generally upward, allowing for price fluctuations, on harvests, processed product, and economic contributions to Alaska, the nation, and worldwide. It shows again how essential Alaska’s seafood industry is to the state’s economy. For instance, it directly employs 62,200 workers annually in Alaska,
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