The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a public-private partnership between the state of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry to promote its wild, natural, and sustainable seafood. ASMI works to support consumers, foodservice operators, retailers, and health advocates in their efforts to prepare healthy, sustainable, and delicious meals.
The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer and every year Alaska provides over 60% of the nation’s wild-caught seafood. A testament to the sustainable fishing practices Alaska has committed to for more than five decades. Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood since becoming a state in 1959 and is the only state with a constitutional mandate that all seafood be maintained under the sustained yield principle. Alaska has taken a leadership role in setting the standard for precautionary resource management to protect fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations. Alaska’s successful management practices are considered a model of sustainability for the entire world. In addition to wild salmon, Alaska is also known for its crab and whitefish varieties, including cod, sablefish, halibut, pollock, sole/flounder and rockfish, and is available frozen, canned, smoked and fresh year-round.