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section iv Conducted media and chef tours/ Total harvest value (ex-vessel) of key Prices for red king crab remained trade missions to Alaska from Brazil, commercial species totaled $2.10 above $7.00 per pound. Alaska red Germany, Japan, and China; attended billion, only a slight decline from the king crab now sells at significant trade shows in Asia, Europe, Brazil, and 2011 value of $2.16 billion despite premium compared to Russian red the U.S. smaller harvests of salmon and king crab, partly due to the efforts of To date, over 65 companies have halibut. ASMI. been Alaska’s Responsible Fisheries The price per pound of salmon went ASMI’s international program is active Management (rFM) Chain of Custody up from $0.83 in 2011 to $0.87 in in Japan, China, and the European certified. 2012. Union, as well as emerging markets Published the Economic Value of Since 2003, the average ex-vessel in Eastern Europe, Russia, and South Alaska Seafood Industry report value price of Alaska salmon has America. In 2012 Alaska exported highlighting the $15.7 billion value increased from $0.27 per pound to 997,000 metric tons of seafood worth of the industry employing 165,800 $0.87 per pound in 2012; this is the $3.2 billion. people across the U.S. driving factor influencing the rise Average export value per ton Partnered with Division of Economic in total value of commercial salmon increased 2 percent in 2012 versus development (ded) to host Top Chef permits, which, collectively, has 2011 levels. episodes filmed in Juneau with a increased from $200 million in 2002 ASMI’s 2012 Alaska Pavilion exhibit media value of $12 million. to $700 million in 2012. at the European Seafood Exposition Achieved first ever direct sales in The wholesale price of pollock has (Brussels), one of many trade show the emerging Brazil market, the been steady in recent years and cod activities during the year, generated 21st country with Alaska Seafood prices have fared well given the large on-site sales by participating Alaska representation. Direct exports of increase in supplies of North Atlantic Seafood companies amounting to over Alaska seafood to Brazil increased cod. $35 million. Projected sales for the more than ten-fold by volume and 201 The 2012 snow crab harvest was the ensuing 12 months are expected to percent by value. largest since 1999. The 2012 snow reach $500 million. Increased the value of fresh, frozen, crab Total Allowable Catch (TAC) The ex-vessel value of Alaska Seafood and shelf-stable (canned and increased 64 percent over 2011 increased 79 percent between 2003 pouched) Alaska Seafood in theuS levels. and 2012, despite a smaller harvest. and key international markets. Value- Increasing the value of the resource added products utilizing pink and has been a big reason why the chum salmon continue to increase the industry has added 12,866 jobs during value of those fisheries. that time. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute 2014 Annual Report 17


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