Southeast Alaska shrimp are so incredibly tasty. The product is so amazing that it deserves proper marketing and great exposure. I hope this program opens up more shrimping opportunities in Alaska.
Alaska’s commercial shrimp fishermen have faced stiff competition from foreign shrimp fishermen and farmers. Because of low prices and lack of markets, only about 100 of the state’s 300 permitted shrimp fishermen actually fished in recent years. Most of the permit-holders live and work in Southeast Alaska.