May 03, 2024

Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers Statement on the Passing of John Douglas “Doug” Dixon

SEATTLE, Wash.—The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) joins its members and sister trade associations representing various Alaska fisheries in mourning the loss of industry legend John Douglas “Doug” Dixon. Doug’s contributions were significant in building the original Wild Alaska Pollock fishing fleet as part of the MARCO Shipyard. His inventions to further hydraulic machinery still used today on Alaska Pollock fishing boats and his work with fishing pioneers of the day helped to build the North Pacific fishing industry. His lifelong contributions and passion for the pacific marine industry are significant and we join the many that knew Doug in celebrating his life and his many, many accomplishments.

“Doug helped to guide us and countless fishermen on what we wanted on our boats to help us harvest our catch more efficiently and sustainably. He quite literally had a hand in building our vessels and our industry and many others in the Pacific Northwest,” said Bob Desautel, President and CEO of Global Seas and GAPP Chairman of the Board. “Leaving behind a legacy of leadership and vision that will be sorely missed, our thoughts are with his wife Maryanne, children Jake, Rosie and Chloe, and the other family and friends throughout Seattle who knew and loved Doug.”

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