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Blue North Fisheries orders up advanced, $35M cod longliner (hauling gear through a 'Moon Pool') (video)


May 7, 2013, 2:00am PDT UPDATED: May 7, 2013, 2:38pm PDT
Blue North Fisheries orders up advanced, $35M cod vessel
Steve Wilhelm
Staff Writer-
Puget Sound Business Journal

Blue North Fisheries' new 191-foot freezer-longliner vessel will be able to use nearly every bit of every fish -- including the livers, the stomachs, the heads.

The goal: 90 percent or more utilization of the codfish.

That’s a big jump from the 60 percent cod utilization by the Seattle company’s existing five longliners, one of which is 71 years old and will be replaced by the new vessel.

As the fishing fleet operating in Alaskan waters enters a period of recapitalization, the Blue North joins several other longliner projects, including the 184-foot Northern Leader launched in January by J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp (video at HG)., and another vessel being built by Vigor Industrial’s shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska...... http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/05/06/seattles-blue-north-building.html

Environment Northwest
New fishing vessel is more efficient, less dangerous
by MEG COYLE / KING 5 News
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Updated yesterday at 7:20 PM

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..... http://www.king5.com/news/environment/New-fishing-vessel-is-more-efficient-less-dangerous-206527891.html