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Alaska pollock is harvested using mid-water trawl nets. These cone-shaped nets are specifically designed to minimize the impacts of fishing on the marine environment. Fishermen use sophisticated electronics to find and precisely target dense schools of Alaska pollock, boosting harvests and minimizing capture of non-targeted species. Sensors placed on the net inform the captain when the net is full, which minimizes tow time and preserves fish quality.

Once aboard the boat the fish are transferred to the hold and either processed immediately on board, or transported to a shore-based processing plant. The fish are quickly filleted and the fillets are frozen into blocks or frozen individually. The blocks and fillets are transported from Alaska to the Lower 48 for further processing into finished products for schools.

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