Alaska Salmon Industry’s Access to Lucrative Markets Hinges on Sustainable Eco-Label

Hatcheries release over a billion juvenile salmon into the Gulf of Alaska each year, and recently, fishermen, scientists and interest groups have been fighting about the impacts of all of those fish.

State managers are in the middle of a decade-long study aimed at determining reproductive differences between hatchery and wild fish, and the study’s results may impact the salmon industry’s access to some of its most lucrative markets.  

If you walk over to your local grocery store’s seafood section, you will find the staples: shrimp, halibut and of course salmon.

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