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Alaska: Front Line in the Global Trade War

Bloomberg – July 25, 2018

President Donald Trump’s trade war is hitting a wide variety of goods produced in America, and Alaska’s fisheries are caught in the crossfire. The industry has become highly dependent on ties with China, thanks to shipments that head there for processing and are then exported again. How is a state that voted big for Trump and Republicans in 2016 coping with the threat to one of its most vital economic sectors? Alexa Tonkovich, executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, and Ralph Townsend, an economist at the University of Alaska Anchorage, discuss the issue with Scott Lanman and Reade Pickert of Bloomberg News.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group launches North Star

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The Eastern Shipbuilding Group launched their latest vessel Thursday afternoon – Fri 9:33 AM, Apr 20, 2018

F/V North Star

F/V North Star

The North Star is a freezer stern trawling vessel built for Iquique U.S.
The ship is 261 feet and six inches long and was launched from the Nelson Shipyard after being christened.

The crew that built the North Star along with families and friends gathered to see the ship launch before its long journey.

Joey D’Isernia, the President of Eastern Shipbuilding said, “So this vessel will work in the Bering Sea in Alaska, it fishes for flatfish. It can catch, process, and freeze, 150 tons, metric tons of flatfish per day. That’s a lot of fish sandwiches.”

Officials with Eastern Shipbuilding expect the North Star to head toward the Bering Sea by the end of the year.

Watch the launching video HERE.