Tag Archives: Bering Sea pollock fishery

Unalaska gets new pollock plant

The city of Unalaska has a big new fish processor, but it’s not new to Unalaska Island. The Northern Victor, owned by Icicle Seafoods, is now inside city limits, on Ballyhoo Road, docked permanently in Dutch Harbor, the famous body of water within the municipal boundaries of Unalaska. Until late last year, the 380-foot-long vessel was located across the mountains, in Beaver Inlet, a bay on the south side of Unalaska Island. >click to read< 18:05 

AK plans to cut salmon bycatch in Bering Sea pollock fishery; Comments wanted

Federal fish managers are proposing changes to the Bering Sea pollock fishery to better reduce bycatch of Chinook and chum salmon, and they want input from the public. The fishery now has separate programs to account for takes of the two salmon species – for Chinook, incentives are provided to each vessel to avoid  bycatch  at all times. For chum salmon, Intercooperative agreements help the fleets avoid areas of high bycatch. The North Pacific Council wants to  integrate the two programs. Read the post here 19:22

Bering Sea king bycatch, co-op reports and Gulf of Alaska tendering to come back before North Pacific Council

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council asked for reports and discussion  papers on several items this morning, including king bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery, the reports fishing cooperatives provide to the council each  year and tendering in the Gulf of Alaska. continued