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Blue North Inc.
Exporter, Fisher, Processor, Wholesaler

Blue North is a sustainable natural resources company that features fishing as a primary enterprise. Blue North was founded by Mike and Pat burns who ventured from upstate New York to Alaska a generation ago. Once they landed in Alaska and started fishing, Mike and Pat Burns decided to settle in the Pacific Northwest to pursue their passion. Then they bought boats, upgraded them, and put one of the most efficient and sustainable hook-and-line fleets on the clean waters of the North Pacific. Today, Blue North still catches one Alaska cod at a time, and it continues to invest in sensitive, sensible and state-of-the art fishing in order to sell the highest-quality frozen-at-sea products around the world. The company also has sustainable timber and agriculture holdings in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s involved in boat building and the global fishing export business.

The fisheries division of Blue North consists of five longline freezer/processor vessels that primarily target Green-rated Alaskan cod with 100% onboard observer coverage. These vessels focus on quality, as opposed to quantity, and each fish is individually hooked and handled. Freezer longliners are specifically designed to avoid bycatch and have the ability to carefully release any unwanted catch back into the sea with minimal damage.

Humane Harvest Initiative

Humane HarvestThe Humane Harvest Initiative™ (HHI) was launched by Blue North in 2015 to help increase recognition within the industry that fish are senient beings deserving of the same treatment standards that are already in place for livestock. The HHI is driven by both ethical concerns and strong scientific evidence that shows that lower-stress methods of harvest directly coorelate to a product with higher quality, more consistency and a longer shelf life. The HHI is guided by an advisory panel with expertise in sustainable fisheries management and certification processes, low impact fishing methods, marketing and sales, and food sciences. 

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Seafood Certifications
Marine Stewardship Council
MSC-C-50700
Sustainability Partnerships
FishWise
Seafood Watch Program
Overnight Delivery
No
Distribution Notes

Truck, Railcar or Ocean Freight delivery available worldwide.

11 results, on 1 pages
Seafood Productssort descending Seafood Origin(s) Harvest Method(s) Sustainability Ratings/Scores Seafood Cert. Min. Order
Alaska Plaice
(yellowbellied flounder)

USA

Alaska, USA
Bottom Trawl
1000 lbs
Walleye Pollock
(Alaska pollock, Pacific pollock, Pacific tomcod)

USA

Alaska, USA
Trawl
1000 lbs
Arrowtooth Flounder
(turbot)

USA

Alaska, USA
Trawl
1000 lbs
Chinook Salmon
(king salmon, spring salmon)

USA

Alaska, USA
Gillnet
Troll
1000 lbs
Chum Salmon
(keta salmon, dog salmon, chub, calico salmon)

USA

Alaska, USA
Gillnet
1000 lbs
Coho Salmon
(silver salmon, white salmon)

USA

Alaska, USA
Gillnet
1000 lbs
Greenland Turbot
(Newfoundland turbot, blue halibut)

USA

Alaska, USA
Bottom Longline
1000 lbs
Pacific Cod
(Alaska cod, grey cod, true cod, P-cod)

USA

Alaska, USA
Longline
1000 lbs
Pink Salmon
(humpback salmon, gorbusch)

USA

Alaska, USA
Gillnet
1000 lbs
Sablefish
(black cod, butterfish, gindara)

USA

Alaska, USA
Longline
1000 lbs
Sockeye Salmon
(red salmon, blueback, redfish)

USA

Alaska, USA
Gillnet
1000 lbs