“Years of work and efforts have gone into restarting the Quinhagak fishery with the support of Qanituuq Inc, the City of Quinhagak, Native Village of Kwinhagak, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wildfish Marketing, E & E Foods, Coastal Village Seafoods and the fishermen of Quinhagak.
“Since this is a trial year, and we are focused on producing the highest quality of fish possible. We are building trusting relationships with markets and processors so that the co-op can grow and expand in the future. We ask that the other fishermen in the region cheer our efforts and support the co-op’s small scale operation.”
The co-op says it is also taking care to follow the Covid-19 rules laid down by the state and local authorities for the fishing fleet. “Those individuals coming to Quinhagak need to be tested and be in a quarantined household for two weeks or until the negative test results are received.”