Econ 919: Salmon waste to fertilizer

Jul 1, 2019

The Kenai City Council recently approved a conditional use permit to allow Alaska Salmon Fertilizer of Anchorage to set up a fish-cleaning station on the North Shore Beach during next month’s personal use dipnet salmon season.
Ryan Bacon is one partner in the endeavor. He says he and business partner Taylor Evenson started Alaska Salmon Fertilizer to address the waste of salmon carcasses, which too often remain to litter the beach.
Bacon says the process to turn fish guts into concentrated liquid fertilizer is, surprisingly, not that … odoriferous.
Bacon says the all-natural soil amendments have proven effective.
The conditional use permit to allow Alaska Salmon Fertilizer to operate on the dipnet beach was passed by the Kenai City Council unanimously.