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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 United States learned…
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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…
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