The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute predicts that 77-percent of people who began buying Alaskan seafood online during the pandemic would continue to do so when it’s over. The relationship is strengthened by the solid appeal of Alaska seafood – and its sustainable message.
Russia’s ongoing embargo of American agricultural and seafood products has produced some sharp rhetoric from political leaders -- including Alaska’s senators. But the true impact of embargo on the Alaska seafood industry remains unclear. Because of robust markets elsewhere for some of the products favored by Russians -- like salmon caviar -- the showdown may be more about politics than economics.