Amendment 80 Fleet - Fishermen's Finest

 

Amendment 80 Fleet:  A Reference Guide

Seafood is Alaska's leading export (1)   

The Seafood Industry employs more workers than any other non-governmental sector in Alaska - 60,000 people (1)

The Amendment 80 sector is a fleet of trawl catcher-processors that target a variety of fish species in the Bering Sea:  

  • Rocksole, Yellowfin sole, & Flathead sole
  • Pacific cod
  • Pacific Ocean Perch (POP)
  • Atka Mackerel

These fish are certified sustainable (2)

The destinations are Global:

  • Canada
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Scandinavia
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Ukraine
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • China

The economic benefits are Local and contribute to a healthy regional Alaska economy

Amendment 80 Expenditures in Alaska (3)

  • Fuel $45M
  • Taxes $3.2M
  • Food $1.7M

Amendment 80 activities create 2,900 jobs (3)

  • Longshore/stevedore
  • Shipping
  • Ship repair & maintenance
  • Cold storage

Helping sustain families at home while feeding the world with wild and sustainable Alaskan Seafood

References:

  1. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. "The Economic Value of Alaska's Seafood Industry" 2015 prepared by the McDowell Group. (1)
  2. Marine Stewardship Council: Certified Fisheries. https://msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified (2)
  3. Five-Year Review of the Effects of Amendment 80; prepared by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (October 2014) (3)

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