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China to become state's top export customer

...Commissioner of Commerce said China's domestic consumption of seafood is increasing, and this includes higher-value products."We really saw this when we accompanied Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute people to the China Seafood Expo in...
Seized vessel shines light on challenge US, other nations face with illegal fishing

...where patrons ask restaurants and shops for the source of their product. There are efforts to better track high-value products like bluefin tuna to ensure they were obtained legally, and to keep illegal product out, said Rebecca Lent, director...
Timber sales will benefit local small mills

...small-scale local operators to respond to proposals. These operators employ five to 10 workers and process wood into higher value products, he said.The proximity of the timber to existing roads also helps each sale's economics, said Jeremy Maxand...
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Fishermen, SE leaders meet to discuss salmon industry woes

...Alaska's got a pink and chum problem," said Eric Norman of Taku Smokeries and Fisheries. "Those are the low-value products and frequently low-quality as well. We've got a lot of product coming out of the state that smells very fishy...
Desire for hot tub turns into business

...Finlay said. "With a new emphasis on 'value-added' products, many small businesses are developing high-value products using less material. The result of secondary processing can mean more jobs per tree cut." The wood used for the...
My Turn: Where is Tongass justice?

...this unprocessed forest, these value un-added green trees to the Asian market where they will be turned into high value products to be sold for someone else's profit. In addition, the U.S. Forest Service recently determined that no additional...


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