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Berett Wilber/KUCB

As Alaska braces for an increase in coronavirus patients, Unalaska's processing industry is adjusting to the new norms. There are four major processing plants currently operating in Unalaska: UniSea, Westward Seafoods Incorporated (WSI), Alyeska Seafoods Incorporated (ASI), and Icicle Seafoods. 

 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

 Trident Seafoods has restricted access between its Akutan plant and the local town in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Akutan, a small city of about a hundred people, lies 35 miles east of Unalaska. It also boasts the largest seafood processing plant in North America. The plant, which is operated by Trident Seafoods, hosts an additional 1,400 employees, and is just a half-mile walk from the rest of the town. 

Coast Guard photo by Air Station Kodiak

The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced three mariners in four days from fishing vessels near Cold Bay.

On Monday, officials say the F/V Vaerdal was 70 miles north of the community when a crew member reported suffering from chest pains.

The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett launched a Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the man from the vessel and take him to Cold Bay for treatment.

Sports Fishing Report: September 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued September 17, 2018

Silvers are going strong in most local rivers and in particular at Captain’s Bay. Silver runs should still have another two weeks of decent fishing! ADFG in Kodiak is looking for volunteers to do stream surveys this fall for road system streams, contact us if you are interested!

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Sports Fishing Report: September 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

  Issued September 7, 2018

Silvers are in at many local creeks. Town Creek and Captain’s Bay have been good along with Nateekin and Broad Bay. Crabbing and halibut fishing can still be good through September as well! Be sure to make note of sport fishing regulations for the area the you plan to fish as they do change throughout the season and between rivers in the area.

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