Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bob Thorstenson Sr. crosses the bar

I'm sad to tell you that Bob Thorstenson Sr., a towering figure in the history of Alaska commercial fisheries, passed away today, according to his son, Bob Thorstenson Jr.

The elder Thorstenson was the founding executive of processor Icicle Seafoods Inc., and helped establish the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone around the nation's shores. He also was well known as an industry historian.

Earlier this year, he was among the charter class of inductees into United Fishermen of Alaska's Hall of Fame.

My sympathies to the Thorstenson family.

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