Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Big boat in the village?

Deckboss is somewhat dismayed that Coastal Villages Region Fund has yet to put out a public statement about its business split from that big, Seattle-based fishing company, American Seafoods.

But I notice that Coastal, evidently, has relocated already the enormous pollock factory trawler it acquired in the divorce.

According to Coastal's handsomely redesigned website, the home port for the 341-foot Northern Hawk is now Chevak, a Cup'ik Eskimo village of about 920 people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Chevak, of course, is one of 20 villages Coastal represents under the federal Community Development Quota program.


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Anonymous said...

Nice tribute...I assume the choice of Chevak is in homage to Harold Sparck.

Anonymous said...

So they relocated the giant factory trawler loser to their village on the Yukon so they can scoop up the salmon that the villagers (owners of the trawler) are received 5 million dollars for fish that they can not catch twice once on the ocean and once in the river????? More craziness with taxpayers money.

A U.S. Senate committee voted Thursday to give $5 million in disaster aid to Yukon River king salmon fishermen hammered by years of poor runs and fishing restrictions.

The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed to the funding in a supplemental spending bill that now must be approved by the full House and Senate, announced Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2010/05/13/1277258/yukon-fishermen-to-get-5m-in-disaster.html#ixzz0nureC0cF