Arctic Fishery Alliance

Vessels

AFA’s business strategy is based on operating two 100 ft steel fixed gear fishing vessels. Both the M.V. Suvak and M.V. Kiviuq are sister ships, with freezing at sea capabilities.


AFA vessels are set up for fixed gear fishing, employing gill nets or hook and line.


There are a number of advantages to utilizing fixed gear fishing instead of mobile gear:


  1. Uses less fuel

  2. More sustainable (catches larger fish)

  3. Environmentally friendly

  4. More labour intensive (more jobs)

  5. More adaptable to Inuit crew

  6. Can be used for collection and transport


Specifications for both vessels are as follows:


Attributes

Suvak & Kiviuq 1

Length (m)

28.53

Net Tonnage

199.38

Vessel Breadth (m)

7.77

Vessel Depth (m)

5.30

Speed (knots)

12.0

Propulsion Power

625

Fish Hold Size (t)

165

Construction Type

Carvel/Flush

Construction Material

Steel

Year Built

1987

Engine Type

Diesel

Builder Name

Pictou Industries Limited