Bristol Bay sockeye could get a boost this year from an expanding seafood sales program organized by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

Reds from the region have long been a part of the organization’s Catch of the Season program. Between that and AMCC’s Kodiak Jig Seafoods brand, the nonprofit distributes five species of wild Alaska seafood in-state, including sockeye, Kodiak bairdi crab, Norton Sound red king crab, rockfish and Pacific cod.

Now AMCC is expanding those efforts, and in 2015, won the Fish 2.0 business plan competition and received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to do so, said AMCC executive director Kelly Harrell.

“So our business plan is for the Alaska Community Seafood hub, and that means scaling up the seafood sales work that we’ve been doing for the last four years,” she said.

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