Promoting & Growing

Alaska’s Ocean Economy

Alaska Ocean Cluster

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A Global Movement

Inspired by success in other parts of the world, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (BSFA) launched the Alaska Ocean Cluster to promote and enhance maritime industry growth and prosperity in Alaska. Modeled after experiences in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Canada, the cluster concept involves a coalition of private, public, and academic stakeholders forming around a base industry and, in the process, supporting both the industry and each other through economic transactions and circulated assets.  


Alaskan fishing boat out on the ocean.

The Alaska Ocean Cluster Newsletter is a summary of what is happening in the ocean economy – both across Alaska and worldwide. It includes relevant news and opportunities as well as an events calendar of ocean and entrepreneurial events across Alaska.

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Treadwell led group pairs with Exxon Mobil on LNG project

Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell is spearheading a new effort to sell North Slope natural gas… More

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