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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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