Tag Archives: bottomfish trawl fishery

Kodiak’s trawl fleet heads out for pollock, about 30 vessels expected to be fishing

  Kodiak’s trawl fleet is heading out to the fishing grounds to catch pollock in a fishery that opened Jan. 20. Julie Bonney is the Executive Director of the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, which represents trawlers and processors. She says the trawlers are looking at lower quota level this year.   “The pollock quotas this year are about 20 percent …

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Social media post criticizes Trident Seafoods, Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet for halibut bycatch

(Photo Courtesy of Erik Velsko) Daysha Eaton/KMXT A fisherman based out of Homer posted images on social media of halibut bycatch headed for the grinder at Kodiak’s Trident Seafoods processing plant. The post got a lot of attention online and sparked criticism of Trident, the Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet and a body that regulates the commercial fishing industry. A …

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Fisherman alleges halibut is wasted at Trident’s Kodiak plant

Photo Courtesy of Erik Velsko An Alaska blog by Craig Medred featured a post on Monday titled “Halibut Trash” which chastised the bottomfish trawl fishery and Trident Seafoods for alleged wasteful practices. The blog highlighted a recent Facebook post by Alaska fisherman Erik Velsko which showed photos and video of halibut and other trawl-caught bottomfish he suspected were headed for …

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