A Seattle fisheries company has found the kinder, gentler side of long-line cod fishing. They're creating a new kind of vessel - one that's greener, meaner, more efficient and less dangerous.
Blue North has contracted with Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes to build one of the safest most environmentally friendly fishing vessels in the world.
The boat was specifically developed for the Alaska cod hook-and-line fishery.
"The fish are automatically sorted and weighed. So there's a lot of new innovation and automation in the new boat," said Mike Burns, Blue North's Chairman. "So there's a lot of new innovation and automation in the new boat."
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
Seafood Watch upgrades status of 21 fish species
Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14
In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.
More than a dozen higher education institutions and federal and local fishery management agencies and organizations in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building the capacity of the U.S. Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and fishery-related resources.