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• Chefs and consumers prefer Alaska seafood because it is wild, sustainable, and tastes so good. By swimming free, in icy, pure, pristine waters eating a natural marine diet, Alaska seafood is able to develop an unsurpassed flavor profile revered by chefs and their patrons alike.
• Seafood from Alaska accounts for more than half of the wild seafood harvested in the United States. Alaska offers five species of salmon; whitefish varieties including Alaska Pollock, halibut, black cod, cod, sole/flounder, and rockfish; and shellfish, including king, snow and Dungeness crab, scallops and spot prawns.
• Alaska is the pioneer of sustainable seafood. Since acceptance into the Union in 1959, Alaska has been the only state in the nation whose constitution mandates that “fish…be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle.” This long-term dedication to sustainability has resulted in keeping the world stocked with a continuous, ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood. Alaska's effective and precise fisheries management practices are considered a model for the world.
• The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is the State of Alaska’s official seafood marketing arm. It is a public agency of the State of Alaska, funded by the Alaska seafood industry, State of Alaska and federal grants. The Institute works to promote Alaska Seafood as an entire industry, not as individual brands. The objective of ASMI is to increase consumption and awareness of wild Alaska Seafood’s superior quality and taste. To learn more visit www.alaskaseafood.org .
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