Representatives of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are on the move this summer, from Tokyo to Alaska’s Matanuska Valley and Dutch Harbor.
ASMI participated in the 13th Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo in Tokyo from July 27 through July 29, where 350 companies from 14 countries were exhibiting to some 7,500 to 9,000 visitors a day. ASMI officials said hundreds of ASMI suppliers and buyers guides were distributed to those in attendance.
Coming up Aug. 28, ASMI and 10th and M Seafoods of Anchorage will present an Alaska Seafood Throwdown, a professional cooking contest, at the 75th annual Alaska State Fair in Palmer.
ASMI will be at the Alaska Legislature’s Northern Waters Task Force hearing at Dutch Harbor Aug. 24 and the Unalaska Legislative Fly-in on Aug. 25. While there, ASMI representatives plan to meet with processors, local officials and fishermen outside of the hearing to talk about fishing and marine transportation.
The legislative hearing itself will include presentations from the US Coast Guard, city of Unalaska, Alaska Marine Pilots, salvage operator Dan Magone, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and University of Alaska fisheries professor Gordon Kruse.