The unique topography of the ocean floor and the nutrient-rich ocean currents make Alaska’s waters among the most productive and cleanest in the world. Whitefish harvested in the clean, remote waters of Alaska are rich in nutrients and can be eaten in unrestricted amounts.
Alaska pollock is famous for its high fertility: in general, females can produce hundreds of thousands of eggs. This stabilizes Alaska pollock population, as it allows these species to resist natural changes of the environment and adapt to changing natural conditions.
Alaska fishery industry produces considerable volumes of Alaska pollock roe. This product is in high demand in different countries. It is sold in Ukraine as well.
Genuine Alaska pollock is minced and processed into surimi, a fish protein paste, which is combined with other ingredients and flavorings to make surimi seafood. It costs less than crab or other shellfish, yet offers a distinctive, succulent sweet flavor and a firm texture that lends itself to a variety of seafood preparations. It is available in a variety of different value-added forms. The most popular product from surimi is crab sticks, which are sold in supermarkets.
Alaska pollock is an excellent source of lean protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
The material is provided by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.