Alaska’s Fishing Industry History of Alaskan Fishing Commercial fishing has been a crucial part of Alaska’s history since the 1880s. The abundance of salmon made Alaska the perfect place for commercial fishing. Commercial fishing was practiced at Kasilof, Kanai, Homer, Chisik Island, and around Tyonek. When food resources were scarce during World War II, the…Read more
The Commercial Fishing Industry in Alaska
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…Read more
Uncertain Summer in Alaska
The summer of 2020 is shaping up to be a summer of uncertainty for Alaska due to Covid-19.
8 Popular Ports in Alaska: What You Need to Know
For the entire population of Alaska, ports are the lifeline for resources, shipping goods out of the state, and travel. Here are important ports from around the state and what they’re used for.