Southeast Conference also developed a new publication to track growth in the Southeast Alaska Maritime Industry. This report tracks Southeast and Alaska maritime sector growth over the past four years. From 2010 to 2013 maritime-related total wages in Southeast grew 24 percent across all components of the industry, an increase of $74 million in direct wages. Cycles in salmon harvests and earnings explain part of this, but the growth is striking in comparison to 5 percent growth in maritime earnings statewide, or $139 million, during the same period. Direct employment also increased, up by 13 percent, or eight hundred jobs. Employment in maritime industries increased 12 percent between 2012 and 2013, while wages grew 12 percent. This publication was released in March 2015.