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Contested Bristol Bay salmon ends up in Alaska landfill


November 2, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Nearly 160,000 pounds of salmon from a failed Alaska fishing operation have reached an Anchorage landfill after testing declared it unfit for consumption.

The Bristol Bay salmon came off of the fishing vessel Akutan last month, and its stakeholders are pointing at each other as responsible for the fish contamination, Alaska's Energy Desk reported .

The Akutan was planned to be a floating custom processor that could handle up to 100,000 pounds of salmon a day for a small fleet of fishermen under Bristol Bay Seafoods LLC. But when the vessel experienced a number of...

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