Fishing Communities of Alaska

Short Description
In-depth profiles of the 196 Alaska communities most involved in Alaskan and North Pacific fisheries.
Resource Type


A total of 196 communities have been profiled. The profiles include new information to better contextualize communities' reliance on fishing. Introductory materials discuss purpose and methods, and provide an overview of the profiled communities in the larger context of the state of Alaska and North Pacific fisheries. Community profiles provide additional information on:

  • annual population fluctuation
  • fisheries-related infrastructure
  • community finances
  • natural resources
  • educational opportunities
  • fisheries revenue
  • shore-based processing plant narratives
  • landings and permits by species
  • subsistence and recreational fishing participation
  • information collected from communities in the Alaska Community Survey and the Processor Profiles Survey