Economic Value of Alaska Seafood Industry
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch --Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats and which region produces the most fish?
Those are just a few of the questions answered each year in the highly anticipated Economic Value of Alaska’s Seafood Industry report by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute compiled by the McDowell Group.
The report shows that just under 59,000 workers were directly employed in 2018.
There were 29,400 skippers, active permit owners and crew, of which 56% were Alaska residents. Just over 13,000 fishermen were from outside Alaska.
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