2014 Kodiak Coho Salmon

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The 2014 Kodiak Salmon season is starting to wind down, the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the evening air. Late August and the end of the salmon season is marked by the return of the Coho Salmon, also called Silver Salmon. Island Seafoods has been running Fresh Coho through the plant this week and we now have our frozen inventory put up for the long winter ahead. Here are some … Read More

2014 Halibut Season

The 2014 Alaska Halibut Season officially opened on March 7th. The initial effort has been fairly limited here in Kodiak and throughout the state. As of today, March 11th, Island Seafoods has not landed any Halibut. This year, the longline fleet that would usually be out targeting halibut are still participating in the Federal Pacific Cod "A" season. The Pacific Cod quota for the "A" season is … Read More

F/V Stella

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Captain Peter McCarthy, owner of the Fishing Vessel Stella recently returned to Kodiak after completing a four month shipyard project. Peter brought the Stella down to Everett Washington in April to the Hansen Boat Co for this this massive project. Captain Peter had the yard add almost 4 feet to each side of the 58 foot long Stella, bringing her beam out to almost 33 feet wide. By widening the … Read More

Kodiak Golden King Crab

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Island Seafoods is proud to announce the arrival of Golden King Crab from the Kodiak based fishing vessel Atlantico.  This crab was harvested just 3 weeks ago and was delivered, cooked and frozen right here in Kodiak.  Mike Woodley, Captain of the Atlantico harvests this elusive crab in deep ocean trenches along the southern end of Kodiak Island. The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game dictates that … Read More

F/V Seabrooke

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Earlier this week outside of the local True Value hardware store, I ran into Scott Campbell Jr, captain of the Kodiak based fishing vessel Seabrooke. Both Scott and I grew up and went to high school here in Kodiak. He graduated just a few years ahead of me. We talked about current dock prices for everything from halibut to Pacific cod. While the Discovery Channel crab show has made Scott famous, … Read More

F/V Melanie Halibut

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The 2013 Halibut season is in full swing and Island Seafoods has been receiving regular deliveries since the opener in mid-March. This morning we were proud to have the F/V Melanie back at our dock with a load of Halibut. Captain Tary Middlesworth delivered this load from area 3B.  Known as the "Boneyard" by local fishermen, 3B can be a very difficult area to fish. Area 3B starts on the south … Read More

2013 Bering Sea Snow Crab

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The F/V Nuka Island returned to Kodiak this weekend with their final load of Opilio Tanner Crab for the 2013 season. Captain Norm Lenon and his crew were able to stay away from the ice filled waters that plagued the fleet last year, fishing their quota in just 45 days.  Fishing up by the Pribilof Islands, the Nuka Island made the 988 mile journey back to Kodiak.    Bering Sea … Read More

F/V Butterfly

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The 2013 winter cod fishery is still going strong.  Last week the fishermen saw some really big tides, making setting and hauling thier gear a little tricky. The large tides have subsided and the fishing has picked up quite a bit. The F/V Butterfly, one of our Russian longliners, arrived at the Island Seafoods dock this morning with over 35,000 pounds of fresh Pacific Cod. With his stern … Read More

2013 Pacific Cod “A” Season

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The 2013 Federal A season for Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod opened up January 1st. Open to fixed gear types, pot, longline and jig, this cod fishery extends outside the 3 mile nautical line, into federal waters. The begining of the season started out pretty slow even though the weather was much milder than last January. The posted price from the local processors was lower than expected and many … Read More

2013 Kodiak Tanner Crab

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January 16th marked the opening of the 2013 Kodiak Tanner Crab Fishery. A gale warning in the forcast delayed the opening for 24 hours, but the storm blew through and pots started hitting the water at noon Wednesday. Around 50 vessels are registered to participate in the small but lucrative fishery. With a smaller quota than last season, down to 660,000 pounds, competition will be strong. As if … Read More