Unalaska opposes new ‘Super 8’ fishing vessels

Wider, deeper and able to pack more fish, they’re the “Super 8s,” a new breed of 58-foot-long fishing boats that some don’t want to leave the light on for in the Dutch Harbor subdistrict, and are calling for a limited entry system in the local Pacific cod state waters fishery. “It’s a new kind of boat,” said fisheries lobbyist Brent Paine. “It’s not a cheap little pocket seiner.” He said via teleconference that one of the proponents recently spent $4.1 million for a new 58-footer. The Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Fish and Game Advisory Committee last month voted down Read the rest here 08:40

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