SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Jim Paulin, with material from John Sackton – June 27, 2018 NOAA has confirmed via email to people in the Alaska seafood industry that the 25% Chinese retaliatory tariff will not apply to re-processed products for export. John...read more
Seafreeze America’s $30 million conversion is the latest investment in the local fleet of catcher processors that work off Alaska.
Seattle’s fishing industry on Thursday feted the latest addition to the fleet, a 233-foot former Navy oceanographic vessel overhauled at a cost of more than $30 million for a new line of work — catching and processing fish off Alaska.
The F/V Ocean Peace, a 219-foot factory trawler owned by Ocean Peace Inc., was lifted out at Lake Union Dry Dock in Seattle in December for the installation of a Deflector high-lift rudder, replacement of the controllable-pitch propeller blades, and a re-positioned transducer chest. Numerous upgrades were also completed in the engine room, on the processing deck, and in the galley.read more
By Melissa Crowe, SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Puget Sound Business Journal], April 1, 2016 -- In 2014, Helena Park put a deposit on an $80 million factory trawler. The move for the owner and CEO of Kirkland-based Fishermen’s Finest was a bold one. The fishing company makes its...read more
By Peggy Parker, Seafoodnews.com, December 11, 2015 -- The North Pacific Fishery Management Council set 2016 pollock TACs at 1.341 million metric tons Thursday, up 30,643 metric tons from last year. Pollock TAC in the Aleutian Islands and Bogoslof area increased from...read more