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Quality Programs

2019 Ice Infrastructure RFP

Ice is critical in the Bay and we are committed to ensuring more ice gets to the fleet when you need it.

In 2018, we supported several ice infrastructure projects with Bristol Bay processors that resulted in an additional 5 million pounds of chilled fish. That means more chilling bonuses paid directly to the fleet and an increase in the value of the pack overall.

We are continuing this program in 2019. The BBRSDA board has committed $150,000 to support ice infrastructure projects for the upcoming season. This program will provide up to a 100% reimbursement to Bristol Bay processors, entities, or organization on the purchase of new ice making or distribution equipment or towards the cost of refurbishing previously acquired equipment. Equipment categories include, but are not limited to: ice making machines on docks, ice making machines on tenders, insulated totes that will be dedicated to moving ice to the fishing grounds, and equipment utilized to pump slush ice or chilled sea water from tenders to fishing vessels. Applicants may make proposals in any and all categories and their proposals should address the ability to achieve program goals, cost effectiveness and timeliness in order to be considered.

Find the full Request for Proposal here: BBRSDA 2019 Ice Infrastructure RFP

We will begin the first round of review on proposals on February 1, 2019. Contact Cameo at cameo@bbrsda.com or call 907-677-2371 if you have any questions.

RSW Discount Program

We are still accepting applications for the RSW Discount Program

The BBRSDA has secured a bulk rate discount on the purchase of 7.5T hydraulic drive, water cooled, RSW units manufactured by Pacific West Refrigeration. Additional product details include:

  • PWR Titanium turbo chiller pack

  • Low vibration compressor and condensing pack, water cooled

  • Pacer SS brine pump 2"

  • Eaton Hydraulic motor and associated pulley drive system for compressor and pumps.

  • BB remote control panel with 40’ power cable including remote high pressure control readout

  • R404A refrigerant charge

Find a full Spec Sheet here

These units will be available at cost for resale to BBRSDA members on a first come first serve basis. Resale price is $20,500 per unit. Payment must be made in full prior to the release of a unit. The BBRSDA cannot provide financing on the purchase of these units.

We have partnered with Seattle Marine to warehouse the RSW units. Currently, we have units available for resale at their Seattle, Washington location and Naknek, Alaska location.  

Download the application below and submit via email to rsw@bbrsda.com or by fax to 907-677-2372. Still have questions? Call 907-677-2371 or email rsw@bbrsda.com

Download: RSW Discount Program Application

FREE RSW Consultations

We are offering free RSW Consultations for BBRSDA members with Marine Refrigeration Solutions. Contact Doug and Mendi for a free consultation on which RSW system and configuration will best suit your vessel and business. Call 360-204-6878 for more information.


Premium Fish for a Premium Brand

Our brand image, Wild Taste, Amazing Place, is built on the fishing grounds and our brand promise must be supported by a premium product if we are to secure long term customer loyalty.

The ability to drive up the demand for Bristol Bay Sockeye, Alaska's Sockeye Salmon, hinges upon our members' commitment to delivering the highest quality sockeye at every offload. 

Every Bristol Bay fisherman is an ambassador of the Bristol Bay sockeye brand; it is your brand - and catching, handling and delivering in a way that ensures quality, not only elevates the brand but also reflects the pride Bristol Bay fishermen take in participating in this remarkable, sustainable fishery.

So what can you do to improve the quality of your product? Follow these simple steps....

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