Established in 1965, Icicle Seafoods, Inc. offers seafood-processing services throughout Alaska. Icicle partners with many types of Alaskan fishermen, from seiners, gillnetters, crabbers, longliners, trollers, trawlers, and pot fishermen to process and distribute seafood worldwide. Icicle Seafoods received the Whole Foods Market’s Supplier Award for the “Raising the Bar for Quality” category in February of 2020.
In addition to a commitment to quality products, Icicle Seafoods is committed to its employees. Made up of both shore-based processing centers as well as processing vessels with a corporate office in Seattle, Icicle Seafoods is able to offer year-round employment (when available) for their maritime workers.
Icicle Seafoods’ Fleet
The Icicle Seafoods fleet consists of shore-based processing facilities and off-shore processing vessels.
- Northern Victor
- Gordon Jensen
- R.M. Thorstenson
With processing vessels, Icicle Seafoods is able to access remote locations and additional shore processing facilities.
Shore-based processing locations include:
- Alaska: Dutch Harbor, Cook Inlet, Petersburg, Norton Sound, Bristol Bay, Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska, Kodiak Island, Togiak
- Washington State: Astoria
Cases Against Icicle Seafoods
We have successfully represented workers of Icicle Seafoods and we stand ready to help you or your loved ones in the event of an injury or death.
On or off the ship, the commercial fishing industry is incredibly dangerous. According to the CDC, the fatality rate in the commercial fishing industry is 29 times higher than the national average. The fact that shore-based processing centers and processing vessels are both inherently dangerous places doesn’t mean employers aren’t responsible for providing a reasonably safe work environment.
There are special protections in place to protect the rights of injured seamen or longshoremen:
- The Jones Act protects seamen who are employed on a vessel or working on a vessel while in port
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides for longshoremen who typically are responsible for loading, unloading, repairing or building of a vessel.
Maritime law is incredibly complex and determining if you have a case is even more difficult. Recognized as the “Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer Rights” by the International Seafarer’s Association (ISA), the maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. represent individuals with cases against commercial fishing operations, such as Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
Contact Our Maritime Lawyers If You Were Hurt While Employed by a Commercial Fishing Vessel
If you suffer an injury or illness while employed by a commercial vessel, contact our team of maritime lawyers to learn your legal options. Contact us at (877) 233-1238 or reach out online to schedule a consultation with an attorney so you can learn more about your rights as a victim of a maritime workplace injury.