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commercial fishermen by far brought home the largest amount of money among
fishing community in the state - more even than the whole of the Kenai
Peninsula Borough. That's just one of the results from the 2011 edition of the
Community Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing fact sheet produced by the
United Fishermen of Alaska.
lists the number of permit-holders, crewmen and homeported boats in Alaska's
major fishing areas and quantifies the financial impact those, as well as
processing jobs, have on their communities. The figures are for calendar year 2010.
sheet reinforces the importance of commercial fishing to Kodiak, which is the
number four fishing port in the nation by volume delivered and number three by
value. Though Dutch Harbor-Unalaska lands more pounds of seafood with a greater
value, the amount of money earned by resident fishermen pales compared to
estimated ex-vessel income by resident fishermen in Dutch was $3.3-million. The
resident fisherman population, including permit holders and crewmen, was just 92,
with only 30 vessels home ported there.
comparison, 622 vessels claim Kodiak as their homeport, with over 1,400 permit
holders and crewmen calling Kodiak home as well. The estimated ex-vessel income
by Kodiak residents was $127-million.
is number two in the nation by volume of seafood crossing the docks, it makes
sense that it has the most processing jobs in the state at 3,313. That's 254
more than the Aleutians East Borough and 337 more than Kodiak. Unalaska processing
wages in 2010 amounted to over $55-million. It was just under $50-million in
the Aleutians East, and it was $41-million in Kodiak.
The UFA report profiles 18 different Alaska fishing communities.