Alaska's winter and early spring Bering Sea fisheries enjoyed a slight reprieve from the onslaught of the pandemic covid-19.

"We're getting ready for the B-season, which is a big part of our business out of Alaska," said Bob Desautel Global Seas and Nina Fisheries founder and CEO. "We're just tracking all the regulations that everybody's asked us to abide by… Obviously we want to keep all of our vessels, and all of the people and the industry safe, for that matter." 

We talked with Desautel about how the company fared in Alaska's pollock A-season, what challenges they faced in quarantine, what they're doing differently for the upcoming B-season, and how many staff they're managing in Alaska this summer.

As a bonus, Desautel filled us in on how things are going in the company's East Coast processing plant, as well as what is happening in global pollock markets.

Watch the video for the full interview.

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Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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