Alaska State Legislature Sending $300,000 Worth Of Pink Salmon To Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine recently passed its one-year anniversary, the conflict seems far from over and – like just about every other issue in America – has polarized our nation. But that’s an argument for another day. But the Alaskan State Legislature agreed to help struggling Ukrainians with a uniquely Alaskan staple – salmon fillets. Here’s more from Alaska Public Media:

More than a year into the war in Ukraine, Alaska’s government is doing its part by sending aid in the form of seafood from the Last Frontier. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is handling the state’s food distribution.

Bruce Schactler, the institute’s food aid program and development director, said ASMI doesn’t own any of the seafood but has helped manage the state’s aid programs.

That includes sending over $300,000 worth of Alaskan seafood, or about 3,600 cases of canned pink salmon, to Ukraine. 

“We do things on behalf of the Legislature, the State of Alaska,” he said. “Most recently, at the request of the Legislature, we sent three containers of canned salmon over to Ukraine.”