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Blue North Inc.
Exporter, Fisher, Processor, Wholesaler

Blue North is a sustainable natural resources company that features fishing as a primary enterprise. Blue North was founded by Mike and Pat burns who ventured from upstate New York to Alaska a generation ago. Once they landed in Alaska and started fishing, Mike and Pat Burns decided to settle in the Pacific Northwest to pursue their passion. Then they bought boats, upgraded them, and put one of the most efficient and sustainable hook-and-line fleets on the clean waters of the North Pacific. Today, Blue North still catches one Alaska cod at a time, and it continues to invest in sensitive, sensible and state-of-the art fishing in order to sell the highest-quality frozen-at-sea products around the world. The company also has sustainable timber and agriculture holdings in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s involved in boat building and the global fishing export business.

The fisheries division of Blue North consists of five longline freezer/processor vessels that primarily target Green-rated Alaskan cod with 100% onboard observer coverage. These vessels focus on quality, as opposed to quantity, and each fish is individually hooked and handled. Freezer longliners are specifically designed to avoid bycatch and have the ability to carefully release any unwanted catch back into the sea with minimal damage.

Humane Harvest Initiative

Humane HarvestThe Humane Harvest Initiative™ (HHI) was launched by Blue North in 2015 to help increase recognition within the industry that fish are senient beings deserving of the same treatment standards that are already in place for livestock. The HHI is driven by both ethical concerns and strong scientific evidence that shows that lower-stress methods of harvest directly coorelate to a product with higher quality, more consistency and a longer shelf life. The HHI is guided by an advisory panel with expertise in sustainable fisheries management and certification processes, low impact fishing methods, marketing and sales, and food sciences. 

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Alaska Plaice
(Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus)
Alaska, USABottom Trawl
Arrowtooth Flounder
(Atheresthes stomias)
Alaska, USATrawl
Chinook Salmon
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Alaska, USAGillnet
Chinook Salmon
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Alaska, USATroll
Chum Salmon
(Oncorhynchus keta)
Alaska, USAGillnet
Coho Salmon
(Oncorhynchus kisutch)
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Greenland Turbot
(Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
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Pacific Cod
(Gadus macrocephalus)
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Pink Salmon
(Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
Alaska, USAGillnet
(Anaplopoma fimbria)
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Sockeye Salmon
(Oncorhynchus nerka)
Alaska, USAGillnet
Walleye Pollock
(Gadus chalcogrammus)
Alaska, USATrawl