Icicle Seafoods owns and operate fishing boats, onshore plants and processing vessels throughout Alaska. We're where the seafood is during every season of the year so we can process it when it's freshest and capture its peak quality. Our fishing fleets are managed from three regions: Southeast Alaska/Petersburg, Central Alaska/Homer and Western Alaska/Dillingham.
Our vessel operations enable us to move our harvesting and processing activities to remote fishery locations to match the fish runs. We have three processing vessels. The Northern Victor anchors near Dutch Harbor and produces individually quick frozen (IQF) and pollock block for customers worldwide. The ship is attended by a number of catcher vessels that bring in pollock and cod from the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. The Gordon Jensen and R.M. Thorstenson process salmon, crab, herring, cod and other species throughout Alaska.
Our Alaska shore plant facilities are strategically located to provide immediate access to primary fisheries and ready transportation for our fresh, frozen and canned salmon products. Our shore plant operations include Petersburg in southeast Alaska—where Icicle was founded; Seward, which is near Anchorage and enables us to ship fresh seafood by air and road; Egegik in the heart of Bristol Bay, home to the world's largest sockeye run; Larsen Bay, on Kodiak Island; and Wood River, located just outside the beautiful, remote city of Dillingham at the mouth of the Wood River.
There are 11 boats in Icicle's fishing vessel fleet, which operates predominantly in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. They range from 103' to 133' in length and 850 to 1800 horsepower. Nine of the vessels primarily trawl for pollock and cod. One fishes for crab and the final boat is used exclusively as a tender for salmon, pollock and cod.
We've been using ocean net pen farming to safely and sustainably grow Atlantic Salmon in Puget Sound for more than 30 years. The Sound, with its deep, clean water and strong tidal surges, is ideal for growing salmon. Our farms enable us to supply fresh or frozen, high-quality salmon in various forms and sizes to wholesale customers 52 weeks a year, primarily on the west coast of the US. We operate salmon farms at Bainbridge Island, Cypress Island, Port Angeles and Hope Island, Washington. We pay careful attention to feeding efficiency, site security and fish health and use no hormones of any kind.
At Icicle Seafoods, we pride ourselves on our diverse team and effective locations. From buying and support sites strategically located throughout Alaska to our corporate office in Seattle to our sales office in Tokyo—we work meticulously and continuously to deliver a healthy, sustainable seafood bounty to our customers.
At Icicle, we view the fishermen we work with as part of our extended family. We are fortunate to have longstanding relationships that go back generations—as far back as our company itself. Over these generations, the fishermen have passed on the pride they take in bringing in the best catches. Our ongoing relationships mean we work with a consistent fleet year after year—and that translates to consistent quality for Icicle customers. We work with all types of Alaska fishermen: seiners, gillnetters, crabbers, long liners, trollers, trawlers, and pot fishermen.