American Seafoods has been fishing and at-sea processing since 1988. The founder, Kjell Inge Rokke, started with a single vessel, the American Empress. Today, American Seafoods boasts a fleet of six fishing vessels, all of which offer leading-edge technology to fish and efficiently process at sea.
Known as the largest at-sea processor of Wild Alaska Pollock, American Seafoods process a variety of the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea products. Even with this volume, every fish caught is traceable back to the fishery.
American Seafoods’ Fleet
The American Seafoods fleet is comprised of six Det Norske Veritas (DNV) fishing vessels:
- American Dynasty
- American Triumph
- Katie Ann
- Northern Eagle
- Northern Jaeger
- Ocean Rover
With a capacity to process 150 MT of seafood daily, every American Seafoods vessel is designed to harvest, process and freeze at sea. In addition to a high-tech fleet, American Seafoods has a crew with an average of 15 years of experience.
Cases Against American Seafoods
According to the CDC, “commercial fishing is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States with a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average”. There are specific laws and regulations governing commercial fishing vessels under the Jones Act.
The Jones Act protects seamen who become injured as a result of their employer’s negligence – regardless of whether the injury occurs aboard the vessel or on land. The Act requires employers to provide a safe work environment for seamen and be held accountable when they do not.
Every admiralty lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is regularly asked to speak as exceptionally knowledgeable Jones Act and maritime law attorneys on national news broadcasts and television programs.
Questions About a Commercial Fishing Injury? Contact an Admiralty Lawyer at LM&W, P.A.
Since 1971, the maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have been representing individuals with cases against major shipping lines, including CMA CGM, Maersk Lines Limited and others. If you suffer an injury or illness due to the negligence of a cargo vessel owner or operator, contact our law firm to learn your legal options.