5. Where can I
obtain information on foreign markets and trade
opportunities for fish or agricultural products?
The Dept. of Commerce's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) works with fishing industry representatives and organizations to facilitate access to foreign markets in cooperation with the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration, NMFS assists exporters seeking to find and explore new export inspection services for fishery exports and issues U.S. government certifications. The NMFS may be contacted at:
National Marine Fisheries Service
222 W. 7th Avenue, #43
Juneau, AK 99513-7577
Phone: (907) 271-5006 Fax: (907) 271-3030
Northwest Regional Office:National Marine Fisheries Service - NW Region
Phone: (206) 526-4353 Fax: (206) 526-6736
certification and inspection services in Alaska: NMFS has
delegated the Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation to perform these services.
Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Ernie Thomas - Phone: (907) 269-7637 or
Mike Ostasz - Phone: (907) 269-7638
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is the first point of contact for agricultural export advice and information on USDA export and marketing programs, foreign market research, trade data by country and commodity, trade policy and regulations, export sales and trade leads.
Alaska Field Office:
USDA Rural Development
800 W. Evergreen #201
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 761-7703 Fax: (907) 745-5398