Alaska Sea Grant helps get new fish plant rolling

welcome to Hydaburg sign

A new fish plant opened this month in Hydaburg, a village in Southeast Alaska trying to revive its seafood industry. Haida Wild Alaska Seafood is located in a former cold storage that hasn’t operated in nearly three decades but is now bustling with activity as the commercial fishing season goes into full swing. Hydaburg is…

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Fish to school program will increase local salmon in school lunches

bowl of fish soup

Fairbanks, Alaska—The “fish to school” program aims to help schools in Alaska upgrade lunch menus from fish sticks to locally caught salmon. The program promises to both support Alaska fishermen and improve nutrition.  What we eat affects our bodies, community economics and the environment. Many Alaska communities also have a strong cultural connection to the food…

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Alaska seafood processing expert helps explore creative solutions to industry challenges

Chris Sannito in seafood processing room preparing fish filets on a tray

Kodiak, Alaska—As Alaska Sea Grant’s seafood technology specialist, Chris Sannito puzzles through seafood processing challenges to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the seafood industry. Sannito says that one recent challenge to the seafood processing industry is the need to become more efficient. Increasing minimum wages means that processors are having trouble supporting their staff members.…

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