Juneau, AK (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
October is National Seafood Month and there is no better time to celebrate the unparalleled bounty of wild Alaska seafood. With 34,000 miles of coastline—more than the rest of the country combined—Alaska provides over half of the seafood harvested domestically each year, and our fishing industry is always working to innovate harvesting and processing techniques to ensure our fish is of the highest quality possible.
Wild Alaska seafood is responsibly harvested from the state’s rugged, pristine waters and is some of the most sustainable fish the world has to offer. In fact, Alaska considers our marine resources so vital that since 1959 the state’s constitution has mandated sustainable harvesting to ensure abundant wild seafood for generations to come.
By supporting wild Alaska seafood this month, you make a vital contribution to the economic survival of our coastal communities and family-run fishing operations. The commercial seafood industry is our largest private-sector employer and has been a crucial part of Alaskan culture for hundreds of years. Often passed down from generation to generation, commercial fishing in Alaska isn’t simply a job— it’s a treasured way of life.
Many Alaska species are currently in season including king and Dungeness crab, Weathervane scallops, halibut, cod, black cod, sole, rockfish, and Alaska pollock, and most Alaska species are available frozen throughout the year. From healthy, warming Alaska crab soups to oven-roasted Alaska cod fillets, the rich flavors of wild Alaska seafood are ideal for crisp autumn days. In addition, wild Alaska seafood is low in fat, high in protein, and rich in omega-3s and vitamin D, making it one of the healthiest choices available.
This October celebrate sustainability, health, history, and outstanding flavor by choosing wild Alaska seafood.
About Alaska Seafood
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI works to promote the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offer seafood industry education.
For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. We’re proud of our leadership in sustainable management, which has led to an ever-replenishing supply of wild seafood for markets around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.alaskaseafood.org.