The Groundfish Forum is a trade association comprised of five member companies that operate 19 trawl catcher-processor vessels in the federally managed fisheries of the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska.

Our fleet (known as the Amendment 80 Sector) sustainability harvests and processes at sea yellowfin sole, rock sole, flathead sole, Atka mackerel, Pacific Ocean perch, and Pacific cod.  Our product is landed in Alaskan ports where it is then shipped to international and domestic markets.  Our fisheries are well-managed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and most of our fisheries are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and by the State of Alaska’s Responsible Fishery Management Program (RFM).

Groundfish Forum’s mission is to ensure the long-term economic viability of Amendment 80 fisheries while promoting sustainable harvests, protecting habitat and reducing bycatch to the extent practicable.  Further, we want to foster an understanding of our fleet’s significant economic contributions to the maritime communities of Alaska and Washington State.

Amendment 80 Fleet: A Reference Guide

Groundfish Forum Member Companies

Fishermen's Finest
North Star Fishing Company LLC
Ocean Peace
O'Hara Corporation
United States Seafoods

In the News

“Eco-Trawler” America’s Finest Makes Long-awaited Debut

Fishermen's News, March 1, 2019 - By Peter Marsh - Long before it made the headlines (see Jones Act Waiver below) in 2017, the 260-foot trawler/processor F/V America’s Finest for Fishermen’s Finest was already attracting plenty of attention from the bering sea fishing...

North Pacific Fishing Industry Raising Money for Alaska Coast Guard Families

The Seattle Times, January 24, 2019 - By Hal Bernton – The fundraising effort was kicked off by Chris Woodley, a retired Coast Guard captain who is executive director of the Groundfish Forum, a Seattle-based trade group that represents five companies that operate 19...

North Pacific Seafood Industry Launches Assistance Program for US Coast Guard

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews], January 24, 2019 - By Peggy Parker - Yesterday several North Pacific trade associations posted announcements that they were joining an initiative started by Chris Woodley, retired USCG Captain and currently the exective director of the...