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Alaskan Seafood Exports to China on the Rise .. w/o “Made in Alaska” label

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Tue January 17, 2012
By Stephanie Joyce

Fish leaving Alaska bound for foreign countries don’t carry a “Made in Alaska” label, but if they did, Chinese consumers might have noticed more of them showing up recently.

According to data released Tuesday by the Governor’s Office, China overtook Japan to become Alaska’s largest trading partner in 2011.  The country imported nearly $1.4 billion in Alaskan products or about 28 percent of the state’s exports.

More than half of that - $805 million - was seafood....