Grant helps pay to turn Sitka troller into hybrid electric vessel
October 5, 2022
As part of an effort to push Sitka’s fishing fleet away from carbon-emitting propulsion, a Sitka troller has received a $40,000 grant to add electric power to augment the diesel power of his classic wooden boat.
The award came through the Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, one of three organizations chosen by the New York-based Acme Smoked Fish Corp. for grants to mitigate the effects of climate change. The other two projects are in Maine.
Eric Jordan said his goal is to reduce his boat’s fuel consumption and carbon signature. And he’s far from alone in his project...