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--> Appendix F Investments Pursued by CDQ Groups Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description F/V Golden Dawn 25% The Golden Dawn is a 148 foot pollock catcher vessel operated by Trident Seafoods. F/V Ocean Prowler 25% The Ocean Prowler is a 155 foot longline processing vessel. F/V Prowler 25% The Prowler is a 115 foot longline processing vessel. F/V Stardust 100% The Stardust is a versatile 58 foot longline/crab vessel. F/V Bonanza 100% The Bonanza is a versatile 58 foot longline/crab vessel.
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--> Vessel % of Ownership Description AP#1 AP#2 AP#3 100% Built in 1994, APICDA has three 32- foot longline vessels that operate out of Atka in the halibut fishery. APICDA has another 26 foot longline vessel in Atka. (Vessel name not provided). Grand Aleutian 100% The Grand Aleutian is a 32 foot sport fishing charter vessel working out of Dutch Harbor. F/V Rebecca B (Destroyed 1996) 40% The Rebecca B was a longline processing vessel owned in a partnership with YDFDA. The vessel ran aground in 1996 and was destroyed. Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description St. George Dredging St. George In 1993, APICDA contributed to a project to dredge Zapadni Bay Harbor. False Pass Dock Improvements False Pass In 1993, APICDA contributed funds for the extension of water and sewer services to the False Pass dock. False Pass Gear Storage False Pass Starting in 1993, APICDA has constructed a gear storage facility in False Pass intended to service salmon fishermen in the area. Atka Pride Seafoods Atka In a 50/50% joint venture with Atka Fishermen's Association, APICDA has provided vital capital to renovate a halibut processing plant. Nelson Lagoon Nelson Lagoon In 1995, APICDA constructed a dock in Dock Nelson Lagoon. False Pass Harbor Improvements False Pass Assisted in funding a boat launch ramp in 1996.
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--> Project Title Community Description Kaynx, Inc. St. George Starting in 1996, Kayux, a 50/50% joint venture between the APICDA and St. George Tanaq Corporation (local native corporation), is a harbor development project intended to attract seafood processors to the area. Atka Dock Facility Atka Built in 1997 in concert with federal and state funds, APICDA has coordinated the construction of a large dock with requisite facilities and a transient camp, located adjacent to Atka. APICDA is trying to make Atka a commercial center for the Bering Sea fishery. Nelson Lagoon Gear Storage Nelson Lagoon Starting in 1997, APICDA has constructed a gear storage facility in Nelson Lagoon intended to service salmon fishermen in the area. Processing facilities Various APICDA plans to research and evaluate the possibility of processing facilities in several of its communities. If the evaluations shows the plants to be profitable, APICDA will begin development. Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Product Diversification Program In partnership with Trident/Starbound, this program looks to develop new products with pollock and other CDQ species. IFQ Fund APICDA puts aside funds for loans to residents who want to purchase IFQs.
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--> Project Title Description IFQ Purchases APICDA has purchased several thousand shares of halibut and sablefish IFQs. Ocean Logic, L.L.C. In partnership with YDFDA, Ocean Logic is a software development project intended for use aboard fishing vessels in order to track and manage harvest data. Employment Opportunities Trident/Starbound offers a preferential hire program for qualified residents of APICDA's region. They also provide training when needed and are investigating the establishment of a shoreside training program. Opportunities vary from clerical and processing jobs to maintenance and equipment operators. Other Fishing Employment A great deal of APICDA's reported employment in this category comes from the activities that have occurred in Atka with the development of the processing facility and increase in harvesting capacity. Other fisheries related work has come from employment opportunities made available through sablefish arrangements APICDA has with larger vessels. Vocational Training APICDA offers scholarships up to $3,000 for vocational training in occupations that support commercial fisheries or community development. Programs have included diesel mechanics, longshoring, office skills, and small business administration. On-the-job training is available for individuals who have completed vocational program. Positions are with Trident and Starbound Partnership to help vocational graduates find permanent job placements. Scholarships High school graduates and college students are eligible for college scholarships. Scholarship amounts vary and are determined annually by the APICDA board of directors. APICDA also publishes a booklet outlining other academic scholarships available to students.
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--> Internships Pacific Associates sponsors an internship in the Juneau APICDA office in business development and management. Trident Seafoods Corporation and the Starbound Partnership are developing an internship for outstanding applicants interested in careers in the seafood industry. Interns concentrate on specific interest areas such as product marketing, plant operation, corporate management and sales. Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description F/V Arctic Fjord 20% The Arctic Fjord is a 270-foot factory trawler. Managed by partner Arctic Storm, the vessel harvests pollock and other groundfish. F/V Bristol Leader 50% The Bristol Leader is a 167-foot freezer longliner. It is co-owned by Alaskan Leader Fisheries. It will harvest cod, halibut and sablefish. F/V Bristol Mariner 45% The Bristol Mariner is a 125 crab vessel. It is co-owned by Kaldestad Fisheries. F/V Nordic Mariner 45% The Bristol Mariner is a 121-foot crab harvesting vessel. It is co-owned by Kaldestad Fisheries. Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description Regional Business Development Available to all BBEDC will set aside funds to assist in testing a project's feasibility and potential implementation.
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--> Project Title Community Description Inshore Halibut Fishery Available to all BBEDC provided harvest management services for the region's CDQ halibut fisheries. Regional Infrastructure Development Available to all BBEDC will set aside of funds for a regionally coordinated effort to add to Bristol Bay's fishing infrastructure. Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Permit Retention and Brokerage Since 1993, BBEDC has devoted staff end funds to assist region fishermen in keeping or acquiring their fishing permits. More information provided below. IFQ Purchases BBEDC has made a substantial investment in sablefish halibut IFQ shares for the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. These IFQ shares will supplement the investment in the F/V Bristol Leader. Alaska Seafood Investment BBEDC has established the Alaska Seafood Investment Fund (ASIF) to make investments in Alaskan seafood businesses. These investments will be made outside of Bristol Bay's fully developed sockeye salmon and fisheries. Regional Fisheries Development Project This project identifies and tests the feasibility of fisheries related economic projects. BBEDC will have an ongoing agenda item to thoroughly survey the Bristol Bay waters to test the feasibility of new fisheries. Sea State In coordination with 3 other CDQ groups, BBEDC is developing a real time data tracking and catch accounting system to use during the CDQ fishery.
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--> Employment Opportunities Employment on all Arctic Storm, Inc vessels (F/T Arctic Storm and F/T Arctic Fjord) is open to all Bristol Bay residents. However, priority is given to residents of BBEDC member communities. There are two main seasons for employment with Arctic Storm, Inc. The ''A" season which generally is from January to March and the "B" season which is generally from September to November. The critical times to apply for these jobs are November and December for "A" season and June and July for "B" season. New hires start out as processing technicians and may work into positions of greater responsibility. Applications for work on longline and crab catcher and processing vessels are accepted year round. They fish at various times of the year and there is usually a short notice for job openings. All applications are kept on file and when there is a job available the qualified applicants are notified in the order that they were submitted. BBEDC has also arranged for employment opportunities with our crab-processing partner. Work is available at various times throughout the year in a number of locations in Alaska. These jobs are on both floating processors and shore plants. Contact Program Manager James Sifsof at BBEDC the headquarters in Dillingham to inquire about any of these employment opportunities. Vocational Training BBEDC offers opportunities for vocational training and provides funds to supplement other vocational and technical grants within the region. Advanced vocational and technical training has included office occupations, food service, electronics repair and diesel mechanics, and other seafood related fields of study. Contact Program Manager James Sifsof at BBEDC the headquarters in Dillingham for course offerings, information, and applications. The Voc-Tech Program also provides financial assistance to people who have previously worked on our vessels and have a desire to upgrade their training and skills in order to qualify for advanced positions on board these vessels. In addition, BBEDC has an agreement with the University of Alaska in Dillingham to provide Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Grade Equivalent Diploma (GED) classes in member communities. Contact Kim Fortune, University of Alaska, at 1-800-478-5109 or 842-5109 for class schedules and information.
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--> Scholarships The Harvey Samuelson Scholarship Trust has been set up in a similar manner to the Alaska Permanent Fund. The interest earned from the trust fund is used to provide scholarship awards to Bristol Bay residents. This will enable the trust to stand alone and be available for Bristol Bay residents' academic needs in the foreseeable future. BBEDC offers academic scholarships to college students taking undergraduate and graduate courses. The program is open to residents of BBEDC member communities. Scholarship applications are due by July 31. For more information contact Program Manager James Sifsof at BBEDC the headquarters or Pearl Strub, BBNA Higher Education Coordinator, at 1-800-478-5257. Internships BBEDC offers a variety of internships for qualified Bristol Bay residents. Interns may gain professional experience in our harvesting partner's corporate offices in Seattle and Kodiak. There are also opportunities to gain work experience with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. High school students are eligible for clerical internships in the BBEDC office each quarter during the school year. Contact Program Manager James Sifsof at BBEDC the headquarters in Dillingham for more information. Bristol Bay Permit Brokerage This program meets a very important and continuing need in Bristol Bay. The program was developed to help maintain regional ownership of Bristol Bay limited entry salmon permits. The Bristol Bay Permit Brokerage (BBPB) assists Bristol Bay residents in buying, selling, and transferring commercial fishing permits and arranging boat leases. The Brokerage also assists in the leasing and selling of fishing vessels. In addition, financial counseling is available for residents needing advice on meeting IRS tax obligations, boat and permit loans, and child support.
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--> Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association (CBSFA) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description F/V Zolotoi 20% Purchased in 1994, the Zolotoi is a 98 foot crab vessel. Longline Vessel Undetermined Through the expanded species program, CBSFA intents to invest in a longline vessel. Crab Harvesting Vessel Undetermined Through the expanded species program, CBSFA intents to invest in a longline vessel. Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description Harbor Dredging St. Paul Starting in 1994, CBSFA performed dredging activities in the harbor area. Small Dock Moorage St. Paul CBSFA has maintained and funded a small dock used to moor the small vessel fleet during the halibut fishery. Harbor Development St. Paul CBSFA is participating in the harbor development project in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, TDX (local native corporation) and the City of St. Paul. Small Boat Harbor St. Paul As a component of the larger harbor, CBSFA is planning to build a permanent boat harbor for its halibut fleet.
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--> Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Impact Fund CBSFA has set aside a small impact fund used to support cultural activities. Revolving Loan Program Since 1993, CBSFA has operated a revolving loan program established to provide boat and gear loans to resident fishermen. Sea State In coordination with 3 other CDQ groups, CBSFA is developing a real time data tracking and catch accounting system to use during the CDQ fishery. Employment Opportunities St. Paul Community members, TDX Corporation shareholders, and CBFSA members are eligible for employment with the American Seafoods Company and Pribilof Bering Seafood, Ltd. In addition, there are also opportunities with Jubilee Seafoods and onboard our crab harvesting partners' vessels, F/V Scandies Rose, F/V Zolotoi and F/V Kona Kai. New hires generally start out as processors but may work into positions of greater responsibility. Contact Carl Merculief or Kathy Faltz at the CBSFA headquarters in Anchorage, at (907) 279-6566, for more information. Details of a special "hands-on" training being offered by one of our crab harvesters will be available soon. Vocational Training CBFSA will provide tuition for vocational training programs relating to the fishing industry and for occupations that improve and support community development. Training programs have included areas such as computer skills, small business administration, heavy equipment operation, welding, and automotive repair. Scholarships CBFSA funds a scholarship program through a grant from American Seafoods. Full time college students maintaining a 2.0 grade point average may receive a $2,750 scholarship each semester.
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--> Internships CBFSA sponsors an internship program in conjunction with the American Seafoods Company. The intern works in the American Seafoods corporate headquarters in Seattle and gains experience in corporate management and operations. Loan Program CBFSA provides loans to qualifying applicants for the purchase of commercial vessels and gear. Contact Phillip Lestenkof in St. Paul at 546-2579 and Kathy Faltz, Administration Manager in Anchorage office at (907) 279-6566. CBFSA also has an IFQ Loan Program for qualified applicants to purchase halibut IFQs in Area 4C. Coastal Villages Regional Fund (CVRF) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description F/V Ocean Harvester 45% The Ocean Harvester is a 58-foot longline vessel. Crab Vessel Undetermined Through the expanded species program, CVRF intends to invest in a crab vessel. Head & Gut Vessel Undetermined Through the expanded species program, CVRF intends to invest in a head and gut vessel. Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description Funding of halibut processing plants Toksook Bay, Tununak, Mekoryuk, Chevak Since 1994, CVRF has provided small loans for working capital to halibut processing facilities. Kuskokwim processing facility Bethel If it proves feasible, CVRF will consider another salmon processing operation near Bethel.
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--> Project Title Community Description Quinhagak salmon processing plant Quinhagak If it proves feasible, CVRF will consider funding renovations to a Quinhagak salmon processing plant. Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Coastal Village Investment Fund With tax set asides from the IP, CVIF is intended to provide capital for new economic activity in the region. IFQ Assistance CVRF has assisted region residents in securing IFQs. Revolving Loan Fund In conjunction with YDFDA and Alaska Village Council Presidents, CVRF contributes funds for boat and gear loans. Sea State In coordination with 3 other CDQ groups, CVRF is developing a real time data tracking and catch accounting system to use during the CDQ fishery. 4-SITE Program This program is a comprehensive training and employment program that seeks to address the qualities of residents when placing them in a position for career advancement. Salmon Roe University CVRF contracts with Sheldon Jackson University to provide residents with roe technician instruction. Tax and Permit Assistance Program CVRF works to preserve fishing permits in the region.
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--> Employment Opportunities Residents of CVRF member communities and non-member villages throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim region are eligible for employment with a variety of seafood companies both on shore and at sea. New hires generally start out in entry level processing positions with opportunities to work into positions of greater responsibilities. Applicants must have a physical examinations and a drug screening test to qualify. Vocational Training CVRF has established a seafood employment-training program in conjunction with Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka. The program includes HACCP training and prepares participants for positions as salmon, herring, and pollock roe technicians. CVRF also sponsors technical training for specialized areas such as fish processing machine maintenance and aluminum welding. Scholarships The Louis Bunyan Memorial Scholarship program offers academic and vocational scholarships to eligible high school graduates and college students from CVRF member communities and nonmember villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. Internships Internships at are available to high school graduates and college student pursuing careers related to commercial fisheries. Apprenticeships are available at the Westward Seafood Plant in Dutch Harbor for office and factory positions. Interns and apprentices may gain experience in plant operations, production, corporate management, human resources, and accounting.
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--> Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description Glacier Fish Company 50% Glacier Fish Company is a fishing company with factory trawlers, the 201- foot Northern Glacier and the 276-foot Pacific Glacier, the FN Norton Sound and a seafood marketing arm. (See below) F/V Norton Sound 49% Owned jointly with GFC as the Norton Sound Fish Company, the Norton Sound is a 139-foot longline vessel with processing capability. Golovin Bay Norton Bay 100% 100% NSEDC purchased these two tender vessels and manages them under Norton Sound Vessel Management. The vessels, specially built for the Norton Sound region, will lower costs for NSSP and may provide another alternative for freight transportation. Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description Norton Sound Seafood Products Various NSSP is a for profit subsidiary that buys and markets salmon, crab, herring and halibut. Koyuk Ice Machine Koyuk In 1993, NSEDC provided funds to assist in the purchase of an ice machine. Unalakleet Processing Plant Unalakleet Since 1993, NSEDC has been assisting Unalakleet by providing funds for plant renovations and loans for reconstruction of the facility.
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--> Project Title Community Description Norton Sound Crab Company Nome NSCC is a fully owned subsidiary started in 1993 intended to serve as a crab processing facility. Nome Floating Dock Nome In 1994, NSEDC provided matching funds for the construction of a floating dock in Nome. Nome Eskimo Freezer Facility Nome In 1994, NSEDC funded improvements to the Nome Eskimo Freezer Facility. Shaktoolik Facility Improvements Shaktoolik Since 1993, NSEDC has provided capital for a buying station in Shaktoolik. Savoonga Halibut Improvements Savoonga To support the small halibut fishery that has been developed on Savoonga through the halibut CDQ, NSEDC has been funding renovations and additions to the fishery infrastructure. St. Lawrence Island Halibut Fishery St. Lawrence In 1993, NSEDC established a commercial halibut fishery at St. Lawrence Island. This work included successful efforts to change International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulations to establish an experimental fishery in Area 4D. Nome Harbor Project Nome NSEDC may commit funds to a harbor development project in Nome.
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--> Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Salmon Enhancement Program NSEDC has supported the formation of an aquaculture association located in Elim. The association will work to rebuild the dwindling stocks of salmon vital to subsistence activities in Norton Sound. Revolving Loan Program Since 1993, NSEDC has operated a revolving loan program established to provide permit, boat, and gear loans to resident fishermen. Salmon and Herring Marketing Program NSEDC has organized salmon and herring buying/processing operations and will conduct additional market research for various products from the Norton Sound fisheries. Sea State In coordination with 3 other CDQ groups, NSEDC is developing real time data tracking and catch accounting system to use during the CDQ fishery. Employment Opportunities NSEDC offers employment opportunities for residents of member communities, including clerical and professional positions, in its local offices. The Unalakleet and Shaktoolik processing plants operate during the summer and hire processing workers, plant foreman, maintenance crews and equipment operators. People interested in jobs on Glacier Fish Company vessels are required to complete basic seafood training program through the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC). Applicants must have also a physical examination, pass a drug screening urinalysis and a complete hearing test. Vocational Training NSEDC sponsors a ten-day training program for basic seafood processing through AVTEC in Seward. Students who complete the program are eligible for employment with the Glacier Fish Company.
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--> Scholarships NSEDC awards annual scholarships of $1,000 to high school graduates or college students from member communities. Students wishing to attend an accredited college or vocational school may apply. Internships An internship is available for an outstanding applicant with the Glacier Fish Company. The intern works in the Glacier Fish Company office in Seattle and gains experience in management, plant operations, seafood production and marketing. Loan Program The NSEDC Revolving Loan Program makes loans up to $7,500 to purchase Norton Sound commercial fisheries entry permits. Loans of up to $15,000 are available for vessel improvements and up to $16,000 to participate in the summer crab fishery. Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association (YDFDA) Vessel Acquisitions Vessel % of Ownership Description F/V Blue Dolphin 100% Purchased in 1993, the Blue Dolphin is a 47 foot longline/crab vessel. F/V Nakat 100% Purchased in 1993 and sold in 1997, the Nakat was a 53 foot longline/crab vessel. Small Boat Fleet 100% YDFDA owns and operates nine (9) 32 foot longline vessels. F/V Lisa Marie 100% Purchased in 1997, the Lisa Marie is a 78 foot trawl, pot and longline vessel.
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--> Community Based Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Community Description Emmonak Value Added Processing Plant Emmonak Since 1993, YDFDA has provided loan funds to the Yukon Delta Fish Marketing Co-op for the purpose of plant construction and improvements. Yukon Delta Fisheries All As a component of its training program, YDFDA operates YDF, which allows residents to fish the Bering Sea on small longline vessels. Other Fisheries Development Projects Project Title Description Salmon and Herring Permit Buy-Back Program YDFDA has set up a permit buy back program in an attempt to retain fishing rights in the region. Revolving Loan Fund In conjunction with CVRF and Alaska Village Council Presidents YDFDA contributes funds for boat and gear loans. Ocean Logic, L.L.C. In partnership with APICDA, Ocean Logic is a software development project intended for use aboard fishing vessels in order to track and manage harvest data. Exploratory Fishing Research This program conducts research on the distribution, appropriate gear, and preferred fishing methods suitable for community based commercial fishing in the eastern Bering Sea. Employment Opportunities YDFDA's employment objectives are to provide on-the-job training and experience in offshore fisheries to community residents and provide immediate employment and income-earning opportunities to these residents. Although the pollock related employment opportunities with Golden Alaska have been some of the more lucrative found in the CDQ program, YDFDA has not stopped its em-
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--> ployment recruitment efforts there. YDFDA continues to seek out other pollock companies to find employment for its residents. The following is a list of pollock and non-pollock companies that YDFDA has worked with to provide employment for its region: American Seafoods, Westward Seafoods, Trident Seafoods, Starbound, O'Hara Corporation, Kodiak Fish Company, Fishermen's Finest, Peter Pan Seafoods, Premier Pacific, Supreme Alaska, Fanning Fisheries, and Seven Seas. YDFDA provides substantial employment opportunities through its small boat fleet. The small boats are versatile in meeting the needs of several fisheries and continue to provide region residents with opportunities to sharpen their fishing skills. YDFDA may be credited with assisting some residents in achieving future employment through their training efforts. YDFDA has assisted a few residents in starting welding businesses in their own communities after they completed training. Vocational Training YDFDA has created a unique training platform that folds actual fishing into a training setting. Through the vocational training offered at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward, region residents may choose any number of training courses that lend themselves to careers in the fishing industry. From there, YDFDA has limited space for residents to continue their education with on-t-job training aboard the small vessels. Internships YDFDA sponsors an internship in its Seattle office. Interns are mentored by YDFDA staff and gain experience in finance, management, and human resources. Golden Alaska Seafoods offers a clerical internship in its Seattle headquarters for individuals interested in office occupations and operations. Boat Loans and Leases YDFDA has a revolving loan fund to finance Yukon River salmon and Norton Sound herring fishery permits. Applicants must apply through the YDFDA Seattle office and be approved by the YDFDA board of directors. Graduates of the AVTEC longlining program may lease a 32-foot combination vessel. Boats are for longlining, pot fishing, jigging, and herring and gillnetting. Skippers awarded a lease may also purchase the boat from YDFDA.
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