Dutch Harbor is a harbor on Amaknak Island in Unalaska, Alaska, located in the heart of the healthy and robust North Pacific and Bering Sea fisheries. The community is a vibrant mix of industry and history connected by 40 miles of roads linking ports, harbors and private docks with local businesses. The community works hard to provide steady support to one of the busiest and most prosperous stretches of coastline in Alaska. The fisheries in the North Pacific and Bering Sea have created a regional economic powerhouse that benefits the entire state, and the area continues to advocate for sustainable and responsible fisheries management.
For more than 30 years, Unalaska’s economy has been based on commercial fishing, seafood processing, fleet services and marine transportation. The Port of Dutch Harbor is the only deep draft, ice-free port from Unimak Pass west to Adak and north to the headwaters of the Bering Straits. The port has been designated a “Port of Refuge” and provides year‐round protection for disabled or distressed vessels as well as ground/warehouse storage and transshipment opportunities for the thousands of vessels that fish or transit the waters surrounding the Aleutian Islands. Annually, more than 1.7 billion pounds of frozen seafood is shipped to domestic and export markets in North America, Europe and Asia, making the Port of Dutch Harbor first in the nation in the quantity of catch landed and first or second in the nation in value of the catch for 23 years.