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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute gets new director programs. Her appointment was announced Oct. 26 after an ASMI board meeting in Anchorage.Tonkovich replaces Ray Riutta, who served as interim director following the resignation of Michael Cerne in July. Cerne had served as the director...
State | Outdoors
Begich proposes national seafood marketing program

...depressed global prices could be replicated in other industries facing challenges.Outgoing ASMI Executive Director Ray Riutta, who is retiring in December, agreed."I think Alaska's a good example of the fact that marketing does work...
Alaska Digest

...seafood was stronger than I have ever seen since I joined ASMI. This bodes well for the future of our industry," said Ray Riutta, ASMI's executive director. Southeast Alaska participants in the show included Northern Keta Caviar of Juneau and...
Fishermen to receive $1,100 each in aid by industry processors would generate a greater return in fish value than an ad campaign. ASMI Executive Director Ray Riutta said he wasn't sure why the plan had changed, but said the governor clearly wants to go in a different direction...
Farmed fish ruinous for Northwest salmon fishermen premium prices. "We're never going to take back the market from farmed, but we can get a piece of it," said Ray Riutta, director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Alaska and Oregon fishermen are testing freezing methods and readying...
Blatchford abandons fish marketing job after a week

...Blatchford worked at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute in Seattle for five days before notifying executive director Ray Riutta that he was quitting for personal reasons, said Naresh Shrestha, ASMI's finance chief, on Thursday. Blatchford...
My Turn: How ethical was it to find Blatchford ASMI job?

...position on a Friday. The governor's deputy chief of staff, Mike Nizich, called the current executive director, Ray Riutta, to inquire about a job for Mr. Blatchford, and on the following Monday Edgar Blatchford was ASMI's new marketing...
Limits on air freight crimp fresh fish sales

...Seafood as a category is growing anyway and wild seafood from Alaska is the premium niche on that category," said Ray Riutta, executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The demand is there, he said, but "we just can't...
Fishermen, SE leaders meet to discuss salmon industry woes

...fillet market since the mid-1990s. Domestic imports of salmon fillets have tripled in the last three years, said Ray Riutta, executive director of the Alaska Salmon Marketing Institute, while salmon imports in general have gone up 28 percent...
Fishermen unite to create regional brands, revive sagging salmon sales

...fisherman's catch. Instead, it has made its research and quality standard resources available to regional marketers, said Ray Riutta, executive director. The first region to push a brand was Cordova at the southeast end of Prince William Sound, a...


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