The Commercial Fishing Industry in Alaska

According to McDowell Group (2020), Alaska produces about 60% of the nation's commercial fisheries, producing various seafood, including salmon, crab, Pacific cod, shrimp, and more. The fisheries provide tens of thousands of full-time and seasonal jobs. In addition, seafood is Alaska's largest export, making up more than half of all export value. This is why it is essential to have working fishing boats during the fishing season.

Alaska Air Forwarding began business in 1965, initially as a buying service for the fishing industry. Today, we're still working for the fishing industry – making sure any needed commercial fishing supplies are there when it's necessary. For example, an engine on a trawler suddenly breaks down, and the fishing window is only hours away; we'll air freight a new machine there in time for the fish to be caught.

At the onshore fish processing plant, a crucial valve in the flash freezing equipment wears out, and it's urgent for a replacement. Likewise, a research vessel in the Bering Sea loses its radar and needs a replacement immediately. We'll get replacement parts there quickly, so the work goes on as though nothing happened.

There are many needs for a commercial fishing expedition, and we will ensure that you have what you need to get the job done right. Here are some examples of items we can ship:

  • Davits
  • Binnacles
  • Gear Boxes
  • Engines
  • Replacements Parts
  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • and much more!

Whatever the fishing or marine industry needs, we make sure they have it promptly. Call us at 800.426.0004 or get a quote online.

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