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The guide contains information of the different whitefish varieties in Alaska

Alaska Whitefish Buyer’s Guide

  (UNITED STATES, 5/11/2010)

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has released a new resource for foodservice professionals to aid in purchasing Alaska whitefish, titled the Alaska Whitefish Buyer’s Guide.

This practical resource contains detailed information on each of the different whitefish varieties in Alaska including: Alaska pollock, surimi seafood, cod, black cod, halibut, sole/flounder, and rockfish. Information on harvesting methods, resource management, processing, product forms, nutrition and seasonal availability are also included.
 
Fish observers and longline gear being set (Photos: ASMI)
 
Alaska is home to some of the largest populations of whitefish varieties in the world, and can be found at QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) to fine dining foodservice establishments. The Alaska Whitefish Buyer’s Guide is free of charge to industry professionals.
 
The ASMI foodservice program is designed to help commercial and non-commercial operators handle, menu and promote Wild Alaska Seafood.  Many educational materials are available including: species identification, storage, handling and quality information, fact sheets and training videos. 
 
Landing a halibut (left) and trawl gear (right) (Photos: ASMI)
 
Each year new recipe books are developed incorporating the latest food trends. Promotional packages also available include posters, menu sheets, tabletents, waitstaff buttons and tip cards to add value to an Alaska Seafood promotion.
 
About Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
 
For more than 50 years, Alaska has been dedicated to sustainable seafood. The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer. As a result, Alaskans understand the need to protect the fisheries and surrounding habitats for future generations.
 
 
To help the world discover more about Alaska seafood, ASMI works in the United States and in key overseas markets promoting Alaska seafood and offering seafood industry education.
 
ASMI is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry. ASMI's international marketing efforts are supported by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service through the Market Access Program.
 
 
Effective, precise management assures Alaska’s fisheries are productive, sustainable, clean, and healthy-as mandated by the Alaska state government. Since admittance into the Union as the 49th state in 1959, Alaska has served as a model of fisheries management around the globe. One reason for this is that Alaska remains the lone state in the nation with a constitutional mandate stipulating all fish "be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle”.
 
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