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Karl Bratvold, Aleutian Spray Fisheries joins the PCCRC advisory board!

The PCCRC would like to welcome Karl Bratvold of Aleutian Spray Fisheries to the advisory board. Karl will bring to the board decades of experience fishing in Alaska's marine waters. He first began fishing for salmon and tuna in high school during the summers. In the early 1980's he participated in the Alaska crab fishery and later transitioned to trawlers. He has worked in nearly every capacity on a fishing boat: cook, deckhand, engineer, mate and captain. He has worked for Aleutian Spray Fisheries since 1981 and served as the captain of their catcher processor Starbound for 22 years. He currently serves as senior executive and part owner of the company. Recently he led a $40 million rebuilding of the CP Starbound to decrease fish waste and achieve fuller utilization of the Pollock harvest. His dedication to preserving the sustainability of Alaska marine resources is evident in his long history with Aleutian Spray Fisheries and we are excited to benefit from his 'on the water' perspective.

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