F/V America's Finest, Largest Catcher Processor Built in US in 30 Years, May Need Jones Act Waiver to Fish
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - May 22, 2017
Fishermen's Finest Inc. and the Dakota Creek Shipyard in Anacortes, WA, have run into a Jones Act issue with the construction of F/V America's Finest, which is the largest catcher processor to be constructed in the US in nearly 30 years.
Fishermen's Finest operates F/V Amerca No. 1 and the F/V Interprid. These two catcher-processors are part of the Amendment 80 fleet, focusing on flatfish in the Bering Sea. Fishermen's Finest recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, and with the America No. 1 they were the pioneer American company producing H&G flatfish from the Bering Sea.
The flatfish fleet, along with the cod longlining fleet, has seen a series of new vessel investments...
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