ALASKA SEAFOOD

A FOUNDATION OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) is a nonprofit seafood industry trade association. Its corporate members are major seafood processing companies with operations in Alaska and Washington.

A ROBUST INDUSTRY

Alaska’s seafood processors operate at the center of a global seafood supply chain, enabling 5 to 6 billion pounds of seafood harvested every year in Alaska to go from thousands of fishermen to millions of consumers around the world. Our members buy fish to process in their plants, located close to the fishing grounds from Ketchikan to Dutch Harbor, and turn them into healthy, premium quality seafood products you find in fish markets, grocery stores, restaurants, and school lunches. 

 

Seafood processing is a robust industry that employs tens of thousands of people in processing plants and generates thousands of jobs in transport and support businesses, while providing markets for thousands of independent fishermen. Seafood processing in Alaska means infrastructure, employment, and tax revenue for the state and local communities. To continue providing these benefits for future generations, sustainability lies at the heart of state and federal fisheries management. Alaska’s wild, nutrient-rich seafood is sustainably harvested from pristine habitats, the result of robust science-based management plans and partnerships with dedicated fisheries stakeholders. Together, we sustain and grow Alaska’s world-class seafood.

Seafood processing, the largest manufacturing sector in Alaska, comprises

70% OF ALASKA'S MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT

ALASKA SEAFOOD INDUSTRY IMPACT

58,700

directly employed in Alaska

101,800

FTE jobs nationwide

$2.1 billion

in Alaska

$5.6 billion

nationwide

$5.6 billion

in Alaska

$13.9 billion

nationwide

OUR FOCUS

In 2018, processors created Alaska seafood product worth

$4.7 BILLION IN FIRST WHOLESALE VALUE

Calendar of Events

BSAI Crab Plan Team

September 14 - 17, 2020   ||   Seattle, WA (online only)

Groundfish Plan Team

September 8 - 11, 2020   ||   Anchorage, AK (online only)

ComFish Alaska

September 17 - 19, 2020   ||   Kodiak, AK

AK Southeast Conference - Annual Meeting

September 22 - 25, 2020   ||   Haines, AK (online only)

September 18 - October 16, 2020   ||   Anchorage, AK (online only)

3 Meeting Outlook   ||   View PDF

Alaska Board of Fisheries Work Session

October 15 - 16, 2020   ||   Anchorage, AK

View Meeting Schedule (subject to change)