Tag Archives: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Ukrainian seafood buyers want to connect with Unalaska’s fisheries

International seafood buyers are scheduled to visit Unalaska this month, but they don’t hail from a massive importer like China or Japan. They’re coming from Ukraine — a once-modest market for Alaska fish that’s slowly reemerging after political upheaval and economic crisis. In 2013, Ukraine spent $105 million on American seafood — a record for the Eastern European nation that loves hake, pollock and salmon roe. But two years later, those imports had plummeted almost 70 percent as the Ukrainian government was overthrown and parts of its land occupied by Russia. >click to read<21:22

Halibut trash

Only in Alaska, which likes to claim title to the world’s “best-managed fisheries,” would halibut now retailing at prices in excess of $20 per pound be ground into fish meal to feed animals, shrimp and maybe even farmed salmon – the bane of Alaska commercial fishermen. Photos of halibut and other, trawl-caught bottomfish headed for the grinder emerged from Kodiak this weekend as Alaska fishermen started into a fishing season where the targeted harvest of halibut by both commercial fishermen and anglers has been seriously restricted because of conservation concerns. >click to read<18:20

Fish bucks flow far beyond AK; dock prices over a decade – This is Fish Radio.

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522What is likely the most comprehensive report ever done on Alaska’s seafood industry was compiled this year by the McDowell Group in Juneau for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. [email protected]  11:22

Alaska black cod fishery completes 2nd annual audit for RFM certification

The Alaska black cod/sablefish fishery has completed the 2nd Annual Audit of the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment. No non-conformances were issued or are active for this fishery. [email protected]  09:19

Governor Sean Parnell announces appointments to Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute ASMI board

Parnell reappointed Jack Schultheis and Kevin Adams, and appointed Amy Humphreys to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors. The institute promotes Alaskan seafood and develops market-oriented quality specifications. [email protected]  05:04

United Fishermen of Alaska At-Large board member Kevin Adams elected as Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Chair

The United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), the largest statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Kevin Adams as Chairman of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Board of Directors. This is the first time a commercial fisherman has held this position in over a decade. continued @ ADN.com

Alaska fishermen reaffirm Responsible Fishery Management (RFM) support

04 March, 2013 – The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute released a resolution this week supporting the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s decision to withdraw from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s process for certification. Read more

From the Deckboss – A salmon summit in Seattle

For a long while, Alaska and the MSC seemed to be happy partners.
In recent years, however, many players in the Alaska seafood industry have become disenchanted with the MSC, for a variety of reasons.
This also goes for state officials, who apparently aren’t too enthused about current efforts to keep MSC certification going.
A Seattle-based fishing group, the Purse Seine Vessel Owners’ Association, is seeking renewal of the MSC label on behalf of seven Alaska salmon processors led by Sitka-based Silver Bay Seafoods.

Fiscal cliff debate threatens ASMI int’l marketing budget

Congressional spending cuts could smack the Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute with a 40 percent reduction in future federal “Market Access Program” grants that provided more than half of the  Alaska Seafood Marketing  Institute. “The ‘Farm Bill,’ especially the MAP program, is in the bull’s eye, period.  There is no doubt about that,” warned Naresh Shrestha, ASMI’s chief financial  officer, during the institute’s “all hands” meeting in Seattle, Nov. 28 to  30. Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/December-Issue-3-2012/Fiscal-cliff-debate-threatens-ASMI-intl-marketing-budget/#ixzz2F9OkYZD0

Kwik’Pak Fisheries Attain Alaska RFM Chain of Custody

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has announced that Kwik’Pak Fisheries LLC. has successfully met the requirements of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Chain of Custody Certification.

Kwik’Pak Fisheries joins Triad Fisheries Ltd, Glacier Fish Company, LLC, Seafood Producers Cooperative, Icicle Seafoods, Inc., Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC,, Canadian Fishing Company and Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc. in attaining Chain of Custody to the RFM certification. http://fis.com/fis/techno/newtechno.asp?l=e&id=56418