FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Alaskan Pollock, a cousin of cod, is one of the most commonly consumed fish in the U.S. This white fish has a mild taste and a soft, delicate, and flaky texture when cooked. Also known as the Walleye Pollock, this species differs from the larger, oilier Atlantic Pollock, which belongs to a totally different group.
Yes, Wild Alaskan Pollock is one of the safest and healthiest fishes you can consume. It is low in mercury and other environmental contaminants, making it safer for consumption for pregnant women and people of all ages. A serving of 4 ounces contains only 89 calories and provides 19g of protein and 70mg of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Yes, because Wild Alaskan Pollock has a low mercury level, it is a healthy and safe choice for pregnant women. Wild Alaskan Pollock is listed by the FDA as one of the best fish choices for pregnant women, with a recommendation of having 2-3 servings per week.
Yes, all U.S.-caught Alaskan Pollock are sustainably harvested and managed under strict U.S. regulations. We are committed to complying with fisheries and trade regulations that discourage illegal harvesting practices and fraudulent supply chain activities. We’re entitled to maintain sustainable and safe seafood and fisheries across our products.
Alaskan Pollock is, no doubt, a very versatile fish! Depending on your purchased products, there’s a variety of methods you can enjoy it. If you’re preparing Alaskan Pollock Fillets, we recommend cooking with your preferred method, such as conventional oven, pan-fry, grill or barbeque.
Previous fishing experience is not required to be a Processor, but it is preferred. This job is very physically and mentally challenging, so some kind of hard manual labor type of work experience is also preferred.
No, you will receive a fishing license when you get to the boat.
Our seasons go from Jan-Apr and May-Sept/Oct. Length of time at sea depends on the needs of the boat and the contract you sign, but typically, you should expect to be at sea for 3-5 months at a time.
The Bering Sea is notoriously choppy and rough. There will be times when the vessel will rock, tilt, and move in ways that often make people seasick. Some people feel it more than other people. You must be prepared to summon the mental fortitude to overcome seasickness and continue to work.
No! As a Golden Alaska crewmember, you can live anywhere in the world. You just have to be able to get yourself to Seattle on time for crew up at the beginning of each season.
Wild Alaska Pollock and Pacific Whiting (Hake)
o Pollock A Season: Approximately 8 trips, January to April, usually done by April 1
o Spring Shipyard Repair and Maintenance Period
o Spring Hake Season: Approximately 2 trips, May 1 to June 1
o Pollock B Season: Approximately 12 trips, June to September/October, usually done by September 15
o Fall Shipyard Repair and Maintenance Period