In total, U.S. fishermen landed 9.3 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.5 billion in 2019. Sixty percent was caught in Alaska.
Scientists say pollock can migrate much further north and stay there for longer as winters warm and sea ice melts.
A new twist in a decade-long trade war with the EU could crimp one of Alaska’s most lucrative fisheries: Alaska pollock.
The featured ingredient in these new gluten-free “protein noodles” might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s coast.
According to an annual NOAA Fisheries report released Thursday, the Port of Dutch Harbor led the nation with 769 million pounds of seafood landed in 2017, worth $173 million.