EPA fines American Seafoods nearly $1 million for Clean Water Act violations

American Seafoods Company is the world’s largest at-sea processor of Alaska pollock and holds the largest allocation of Wild Pacific Hake. The company operates a fleet of seven vessels in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. The EPA cited the company and the owners of its vessels for hundreds of violations along the Oregon and Washington coasts, including discharging waste in a protected area, failure to monitor discharges and reporting inaccurate information in required annual reports, according to a Thursday statement. “Discharge of seafood processing waste in prohibited areas and within the 100-meter depth contour of Washington and Oregon exacerbates already existing low-oxygen conditions which negatively impact most fishes, crabs and other marine life,” the EPA said. >>click to read<< 10:46

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