City of Akutan

Harbor Access Partnership

The City of Akutan partnered with the Aleutians East Borough and the Army Corps of Engineers to build new boat harbor in Akutan, Alaska. Akutan Island, formed by Akutan Volcano, is found in the rich Bering Sea fishing grounds and is home to Trident Seafoods, the largest land-based frozen seafood processor in North America.   Working to insure protection of the local environment, the harbor construction project at the head of Akutan Bay has produced 12-acres of mooring basin and associated uplands that serves local commercial fishermen and other marine related industries. This harbor development will eventually provide mooring for up to 57 large fishing vessels, serve as a place of refuge for disabled craft, and add an important link in the community’s transportation network.