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From bust to boom: Bristol Bay late red surge continues match the 2014 harvest of 43.6 million, a record catch that left many processors overstocked with canned and frozen product.Bristol Bay's unpredictability has caused a freeze in the seafood industry. Buyers are reluctant to make deals...
3 SE Alaska towns lose supply line

...more handling in Juneau, for example, and likely will arrive by costlier private landing crafts or barges. "Any frozen products are going to be more limited. It will expose everything to 50 miles of open water," said Bruce Tedtsen, owner...
In defense of local dining

...During the off-season, we must resort to flash frozen product, which is expertly handled by certified processors. The degradation of properly handled frozen product processed under current technology is minimal. It...
Purse seiners see cause for some optimism

...could be due to the fact that a new market niche for seiners - frozen pink salmon - has been opened. Most of the frozen product is shipped to Asia, where it is stuffed into pouches or fashioned into burgers, said Glenn Haight, a fisheries...
Banner year for salmon trollers

...we (trollers) were slow to get into," she said, explaining that the troll fleet has mostly produced head-off frozen product. Filleting fish is, of course, a more expensive undertaking at a processing plant. Bones must be picked out of...
Good & Ugly

...December, about 30 workers at the Auke Bay seafood plant scramble to turn boatloads of giant red sea cucumbers into frozen product that is sent on barges to the Lower 48. Alaska Glacier Seafoods is the only sea cucumber processor north of Sitka...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...he said, averaging around $4 a pound for tails and around $6 a pound for "jumbos" - the high quality, flash-frozen product shipped to Japan. But only a handful of out of more than 150 boats sell shrimp dockside, he said. Those who missed...
Land decision may doom Ketchikan cold storage

...the local fisheries committee developed the proposal for a 10-million-pound capacity storage facility. Keeping frozen products stored within the region could save transportation costs associated with shipping overflow volume south and then shipping...
Alaska Digest

...capacity cold storage at Ward Cove. Borough officials hope the building will help the fishing industry by storing frozen products within the region. That could save the cost of shipping overflow volume south and then shipping it back for processing...
Chugach: School of hard knocks,'' he said. For example Chugach bought canneries as everyone else switched to specialty cuts and fresh-frozen products. ``The sawmill was doomed from the start,'' he said. ``It's never been profitable to process timber in...


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