M/V Baranof

Frozen-at-Sea Seafood
from Alaska’s Bering Sea

We’ve been producing the finest frozen-at-sea seafoods from the sustainable fisheries of Alaska’s eastern Bering Sea for more than 25 years.

Our two vessels, the Baranof and the Courageous, were among the first catcher-processors to fish these rich waters. Our state-of-the-art on-board processing ensures that all our seafood is frozen at its very peak of freshness.

As one of the largest quota holders in the Bering Sea, we are a reliable source of supply that you—and your customers—can count on year in and year out. As a primary producer, we can offer the best quality seafood—at very competitive pricing. If you’re sourcing Pacific Cod, Sablefish (Black Cod), Snow Crab, or Red King Crab, come straight to the source.


Paralithodes camtschaticus

Chionoecetes opilio, chionoecetes bairdi

Anoplopoma fimbria

Gadus macrocephalus


Both the Baranof and Courageous were Coast Guard 180 ft. Cactus class buoy tenders whose icebreaker hulls were built in the early 1940’s. The Baranof original name was the Balsam and was built in Duluth, Minnesota. The Courageous was called the Tupelo and was built at Curtis Bay, Maryland. The Balsam underwent conversion to the F/V Baranof in 1978 in Seattle at Sealand Associates and the Tupelo became the Courageous in early 1979 at the same facility.

Join our team

We believe in providing the best possible work environment for our crews who brave the harsh, storm-tossed waters of the Bering Sea. Generous pay and benefit packages have helped us retain a loyal and dedicated crew that takes pride in the products they produce—and the company that produces them.