The Economic Value of Alaska’s Seafood Industry 2015

This report updates a prior study published in July 2013. The analysis quantifies the regional, statewide, and national economic impacts of Alaska’s seafood industry. This report summarizes overall industry participation, value, and exports. It also highlights the significant impact the industry has on tax revenues and lowers the cost of living inAlaska.

This report considers only the commercial seafood industry and does not address economic impacts stemming from recreational, charter, or subsistence uses of Alaska’s seafood resources. As the brand manager for Alaska seafood, ASMI recognizes the need to inform the general public and consumers about the important economic benefits of the industry. Alaska’s seafood industry covers vast areas of the state but is not always well represented in traditional employment data sources. ASMI contracted with McDowell Group to update the economic impact of Alaska’s commercial seafood industry.