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McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean”

Tim Konrad
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October 28, 2010

McDonalds Fish Ship – “Alaska Ocean”

If you have ever eaten a McDonald’s Filet-o-fish there is a good chance that it came from the Alaska Ocean. The Alaska Ocean is the largest catcher/processor ship in the U.S. fleet with a capacity to catch and process 300 tons of Alaskan Pollock each day. The Alaska Ocean yearly catch accounts for nearly 40% of commercial caught fish in the U.S.

Alaska Ocean Seafood was established in 1988 for the purpose of processing and marketing seafood products. In 1990, the company commissioned the catcher/processor Alaska Ocean, designed and built specifically to catch and process Alaska pollock and Pacific whiting. At 376 feet, the Alaska Ocean is the largest catcher/processor in the U.S. fleet.

Vessel Specifics
C/P Alaska Ocean
Length: 376 feet
Horsepower: 6250
Tonnage: 7419
Crew capacity: 150
Products: Bering Sea pollock and Pacific Whiting surimi and fillet, pollock roe, fishmeal, fish oil

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