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Our Vessels

The most advanced fleet in the world

ASC Vessel Production Flow

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  1. Holding – Catches held here prior to release for processing as needed.
  2. Weighing and sorting – All catch is weighed by “flow scales” ensuring accurate catch accounting. Two Independent observers on board assure catch weight accuracy and quantify and report bycatch real time. Machines sort fish by size for precise filleting and maximum recovery.
  3. Filleting – State of the art filleting machines remove heads and organs, extract roe (when in season) and fillets are skinned.
  4. Roe grading and packing –Roe is sorted into grades and carefully packed for immediate freezing.
  5. Block packing – Surimi and fillets packed into special liners for freezing
  6. Surimi production – Fillets enter machines that convert them to surimi, a primary ingredient in many food items such as ‘kamaboko” imitation crab products.
  7. Freezing – Hydraulic plate freezers freeze fillet and blocks to – 22o F core temperature. Hydraulic pressure assures precise dimensions for fillet and minced blocks.
  8. Boxing – Blocks of fillets (3) and surimi (2) are packed into master cases.
  9. Frozen cold storage – Hold stores all frozen production until off-loading.
  10. Fish oil and White fish Meal production – By products are used to make aqua-grade fish oil for use in animal feeds and human nutrition supplements. Solid by-products are also used to produce our specialized “White Fish Meal” products used in animal feeds.

American Seafoods’ fleet of six state-of-the-art catcher processors are engineered to fully utilize the fishery resources of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We are constantly updating these vessels with the latest technologies to improve efficiencies and minimize any possible environmental impact. Our vessels process their catches within hours of harvest, thereby capturing the unique quality and healthfulness of our fish at its peak freshness.

American Dynasty

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The 272 feet-long American Dynasty is a “two-level” processor, meaning her processing operation is divided between two decks. In 2012, the American Dynasty was retrofitted to ammonia-based freezing equipment, dramatically reducing her carbon footprint and emissions of greenhouse gases.

American Triumph

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The American Triumph, with 8,200 hp, is our most powerful at-sea processor. She also boasts the largest frozen hold capacity of any of our two-level processing vessels.

Northern Eagle

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At 341 feet, The Northern Eagle is not only our longest vessel, she is now one of the world’s most advanced at-sea processors. In 2012, American Seafoods Company completely rebuilt her processing lines, installing the latest processing technology available. We also changed all the freezing equipment to ammonia-based technology, which eliminates the Eagle’s ozone-depleting emissions and reduces her carbon footprint.

Northern Jaeger

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Our second longest vessel at 336 feet, The Northern Jaeger is a modern catcher-processor designed to produce the highest quality seafood products available from the sustainable fisheries of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Ocean Rover

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Since its acquisition in 1997, the 256 ft Ocean Rover has underwent numerous technological upgrades of her fishing and processing platforms, ensuring that she remains a state-of the-art seafood processor.

Katie Ann

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The Katie Ann’s processing plant underwent a complete refit in 2011/2012 to take advantage of the growing market for high-quality, headed and gutted (H&G) yellowfin sole, Pacific cod and Alaska pollock products around the world.