Bristol Bay Ice Mission Statement
"To increase the quality & value of the catch for watershed residents through chilling."
Taking advantage of icing bonuses paid by salmon processors often requires that fishers have insulated fish holds, totes, or slush bags for storing ice and chilling fish on board. To ensure your operation is ready to ice, it's a good idea to check with your processor early to see what their icing plans are for the coming season.
The Bristol Maid will be providing ice in the Nushagak River, and BBEDC has partnered with Northline Seafoods to distribute ice in the Naknek River for the 2023 season. The Bristol Lady will not be in service in 2023.
BBEDC Ice Barge, the Bristol Maid, Sells its Millionth Pound of Ice
On August 13, 2014 at 7:45 a.m., the Bristol Maid reached the millionth pound of ice sold for the 2014 salmon season. The skipper, Nick Christensen and crew of the f/v Sherry Sea purchased the ice. They received a grocery gift basket and a warm thank you from the Bristol Maid crew for purchasing the one millionth pound of ice this season. The thank you read: "Congratulations! The Bristol Maid would like to show its appreciation to you for being the fisherman to buy the one millionth pound of ice sold for the 2014 salmon season. We have put together a great gift pack of groceries that includes everything a hard working fisherman needs to stay healthy and well fed (including Rock Stars and coffee to keep you awake on those long hard days). Thank you once again from "The Ray of Sunshine" and his crew on the Bristol Maid."
For more information contact BBEDC at 842-4370 or 1-800-478-4370.