Address: 4215 21st Ave W, Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98199
Alaskan Leader Fisheries
Address: 8874 Bender Rd, Ste 201, Lynden, WA 98264
Alaskan Leader Fisheries, LLC, located in Lynden, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska is owned by the Alaskan Leader Group (ALG) and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC). Each of these groups consist of individuals who are lifelong fishing families that currently own and operate various fishing vessels in the salmon, longline and pot fisheries of Alaska.
Alaskan Leader Fisheries manages three fishing vessels, the F/V Alaskan Leader, F/V Bristol Leader and the F/V Bering Leader, which are 50% owned by ALG and 50% by BBEDC.
Each of the ALG members started in the 70’s and 80’s as crewmen in the Alaskan fishing industry and have independently worked their way up the ladder from deck, to wheelhouse, to eventually owning their own vessels.
BBEDC, located in Dillingham, Alaska, provides a wide range of economic, education, and funding programs for member-communities as small business owners. The board carefully considers their fisheries investments in order to empower their communities toward economic and cultural prosperity.
This unique ownership union brings together the best of people, cultures, and ideas that has helped to create one of the largest and most productive longline businesses in the fleet.
F/V Alaskan Leader
Length: 150 ft
Capacity: Over 860,000 lbs
Crew Capacity: 20-24
The catcher/processor F/V Alaskan Leader is a 150 ft. freezer longliner built in 1991. This vessel was designed specifically to longline groundfish and process onboard. Alaskan Leader has been one of the top producers in the Bering Sea since its maiden voyage in 1991 and is also the 2nd largest longliner built in the U.S. with its sister ship the F/V Bristol Leader being the largest.
In 2006 the Alaskan Leader underwent a major retrofit to accommodate the new Mustad Autobaiter.
F/V Bristol Leader
Length: 167 ft
Capacity: Over 1,105,000 lbs
Crew Capacity: 20-24
The factory auto liner F/V Bristol Leader is a 167 ft freezer longliner built in 1998. The Bristol Leader is the largest longliner built in the US and has also been one of the top producers in the Bering Sea since its maiden voyage.
In 2004 the Bristol Leader underwent a major retrofit to accommodate the new Mustad Autobaiter.
F/V Bering Leader
Length: 124 ft
Capacity: Over 720,000 lbs
Crew Capacity: 19-21
Our newest factory autoliner F/V Bering Leader is a 124 ft freezer longliner built in 2005. Designed around the new MUSTAD Superbaiter, the vessel incorporates the most advanced fishing technology available.