Overview of Dutch Harbor, Alaska


Unalaska is a city located in the west of most of the islands of Alaska in the United States. It has a population of 3836. With an area of ​​212.3 square miles and a height of 13ft, Unalaska can be found in the area of ​​United States Alaska Time (UTC-9). Place a & # 39 is the largest fishing port in the United States, and receives a significant amount of tourism. The port in question, as well as all the other port facilities on Amaknak Island, called Dutch Harbor.

Dutch Harbor Alaska Unalaska linked to the bridge and is considered within the city. In general, 59 per cent, Amaknak island which it is included, more than half the city's population. The place is called «Dutch Harbor», because the Russian, the first arrived there thought that the Dutch ship was the first to enter the harbor. He also & # 39 is home to the United States National Historic Landmark, Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, US Army.

As discussed above, there are a large number of fishing and fishermen based in this port. Particular specialty area with the & # 39 is catching the red king crab in the Bering Sea. (Although being rapidly depleted population on king crab have put this industry at risk.) From the point of view of & # 39; the volume of seafood caught, port & # 39; is the largest fishing port in the United States. He also used the highest rating of the port in terms of total value of its catch, but in 2000 it overtook New Bedford, Massachusetts.

There is currently a draft in the Dutch harbor continues to be added to their major fisheries industry and seafood processing. This project envisages the creation of biodiesel from fish oil. The project is developed in the collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. As Alaska tends to be very dependent on the power of the diesel engine, it is a very profitable project. Plants working on it locally produce biodiesel from more than 3.5 million tons of fish oil each year.

In addition, Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel show done in a documentary format, features yaw fleet of Dutch Harbor. Fishing for king crab with a & # 39 is a very dangerous profession, to the point where the king crab fisherman about 90 times more likely to die than ordinary working people. On average, we can say that dies once a week during the fishing season king crab fisherman. This, of course, a profession that will attract the attention of a show called something like "Deadliest Catch." Shaw put a lot of attention to Dutch Harbor in general since 2005, and much of the city, and shows not only the port and the fishing fleet.