American No. 1

American No.1 was built by Marine Construction and Design Company (MARCO) in Seattle, Washington in 1979 as a combination crab/fish catcher processor. Senator Warren G. Magnuson (pictured below) proclaimed at the time “this vessel marks the beginning of the end of foreign fishing vessels in American waters.” We refer to her as our flagship vessel as she’s the first vessel developing what’s known today as the Amendment 80 sector and currently operates catching and processing fish.


Technical Specifications

Owner:  North Pacific Fishing, LLC 


  • Length LOA 160 feet

  • Beam (width) 40 feet

  • Registered Tonnage 1,004 ITC

  • Class DNV-GL Load Line

  • Build Delivered in 1979 by “Marco”

    Marine Construction and Design, Seattle WA

  • Propulsion 2 x 1,408hp CAT D399 turbo main engines, single propeller.

  • Freezing System Ammonia, 3 x 121 hp Sabroe 128H compressors.

  • Product 20 kg packaged blocks frozen, trawl caught, H&G flatfish, Cod, Pollock.

  • Freezing Speed Core temp. to -20C in 160-180.

  • Daily Production Capacity 75MT/day

    • 165,300 lbs/day

    • 330,600 meals/day

  • Cargo Hold (-25C) 17,500 cases

    • 350 MT

    • 771,400 lbs.

    • 1,542,800 meals

  • Crew Size 39