Commercial Fishing Areas in Alaska – Regional Information

Region 1 is Southeast Alaska, where the major fisheries are salmon, halibut, cod, crab, and herring.

Region 2, covering Prince William Sound and the Kenai Peninsula, is primarily fished by purse seiners and gillnetters in search of pink and sockeye salmon.

Region 3, Kodiak Island, is home to 11 seafood processing plants, many of them operating year-round.

Region 4 is the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, which includes Dutch Harbor, and is the center of the winter fisheries.

Region 5, Bristol Bay, has one of the world’s richest salmon runs. Though the season is very short – lasting just over six weeks – it is considered the most lucrative fishery in North America.

On our Alaska City Guides pages, we profile fishing towns with employer information so you can narrow down your job search.

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