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An Unalaska man died Sunday when a recreational boat capsized north of Morris Cove.

Police say David Long, 55, was gillnetting for salmon with another man around 2:30 p.m. when their boat began taking on water.

"They apparently ran into some kind of problem — either with the net, the boat, or the motor," said Acting Director Jennifer Shockley of the Department of Public Safety. "Not sure what the exact sequence of events was."

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Unalaska is America’s fish capital. More seafood is hauled into Dutch Harbor than anywhere in the country, but for residents it’s not easy to find fresh fish unless they catch it themselves.

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The Unalaska City Council is standing by its request that Congress place restrictions on a troubled factory trawler commissioned by Fishermen’s Finest.

The company urged councilors earlier this month to rescind a letter they sent to Alaska’s Congressional delegation.