Contested Bristol Bay salmon ends up in Alaska landfill

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Nearly 160,000 pounds of Salmon from a failed Alaska fishing operation has reached an Anchorage landfill after testing declared it unfit for consumption.

Alaska's Energy Desk reports that the Bristol Bay salmon came off of the fishing vessel Akutan last month, and its stakeholders are pointing at each other as responsible for the contamination.

The Akutan was planned to be a floating custom processor that could handle up to 100,000 pounds of salmon a day for Bristol Bay Seafoods LLC. But when the vessel's owner went broke, the crew went unpaid.

A lawyer representing the seafood company says the fish was saturated with diesel by the vessel's crew.

The captain of the vessel has disputed the testing results and says the company wanted to collect on an insurance claim.