Support for sustainable fisheries project will also save endangered loggerhead turtles and boost incomes

When Hoyt Peckham was still a teenager, he went on the adventure of a lifetime. While sailing around the Pacific studying whales, the aspiring marine biologist fell in love with Mexico’s Sea of Cortez and vowed to come back someday. He returned years later to conduct doctoral research on loggerhead turtles. But Peckham, now a visiting fellow Read more…

Hometown U: MBA students bring new local seafood option to Anchorage

BY KATHLEEN MCCOY Hometown UMay 10, 2014 Wild Alaska salmon has long been the leviathan when it comes to grabbing attention as our state’s tasty finfish. But in our cold northern waters, others also thrive, and two MBA students at UAA are guiding them to market. The students are Kelly Harrell, 32, and Peter Arlein, Read more…

Fishermen Develop New Business Models to Save Their Communities

Original Article from National Geographic – News Watch Theresa Peterson has been an Alaska fisherman for three decades. During summer break one year in college she went to Homer, Alaska, to work in a cannery. She lived in a tent with friends. But after four days of being cooped up in the factory she decided Read more…

Roasted Alaska Cod with Kale Pesto and Tomato Jam

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 Recipe by Chef Erik Slater   Pesto and fish seem like they were made for each other. Pesto is such simple sauce that can be made with just about any leafy green, nuts, a little cheese, some garlic and oil. This recipe + a bright Read more…

Chai-Poached Alaska Rockfish with Celery Root Puree

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Recipe by Chef Erik Slater Cooking with chai is remarkable. This tea has so many things going on in it, I thought it would be only natural to bring some fish into the mix. The rockfish absorbs an awesome flavor from the tea and becomes Read more…

Forbidden Rice Rockfish

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 Recipe by Chef Erik Slater   The great thing about rice flour is that it’s very fine, it’s very light and it’s gluten free. It also happens to makes the perfect crispy coating for fish. Any rice flour will do for this recipe, but the Read more…

Black Thai Grilled Alaska Cod Tacos with Green Papaya Slaw and Sambal Crema

by Edwina Gadsby, Great Falls, Montana Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 (2 tacos each) 1-1/2 pounds Alaska Cod fillets, fresh or thawed 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 3 Tablespoons Thai fish sauce 1 Tablespoon sambal or sriracha 2 Tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar 1/3 Read more…