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Resource Utilization

Generations of Alaskans have a long tradition of utilizing the entire resource

Resource Utilization 19This goal now extends to seafood businesses who strive for maximum use of Alaska’s abundant supply.

Alaska strives to let no part of the seafood harvest go to waste. Many lesser known parts of Alaska seafood species such as roe (fish eggs), collars, and skins are seen as either delicacies in their own right and treasured in different markets around the world. After primary processing, Alaska seafood producers use the leftover material to produce additional products such as fishmeal and fish oil, increasing the value and creating diversity in the marketplace for Alaska seafood.

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  Resource Utilization 16Bones:

Fish bones are used in pet food, fish feed, fertilizer, and to remove heavy metals and radioactive waste from contaminated soil.

Resource Utilization 15Milt & Stomachs:

Fish milt and stomachs are highly valued specialty products used as food and in the creation of nutritional supplements.

Resource Utilization 12Roe:

Fish roe is a highly valued delicacy worldwide, but especially in Japan where it is often made into mentaiko, ikura and sujiko.

Resource Utilization 13Skin:

Fish skins have healing properties, are used in textiles, and a biodegradable “plastic” can be made from fish scales.

Resource Utilization 14Oil:

Fish oil is a great source of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids DHA & EPA, and is often used in nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, fish feed, and pet food.

Did you know?

Finfish farming is illegal in Alaska, guaranteeing that ALL SEAFOOD FROM ALASKA IS WILD, NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED.
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