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 dangerously low in the water captain Konstantine Basragin was relieved when the dock crew started to pump fish from his tanks.
Once inside the plant, the processing crew turns the Pacific Cod into both fresh and frozen fillets bound for supermarkets and restuarants around the country.