Located on the Alaska Peninsula, Chignik is a vibrant fishing and canning community. Chignik, meaning "big wind," was established in the late 1800s as a fishing community and cannery. Chignik became an incorporated city in 1983 and lies 450 miles southwest of Anchorage and 260 miles southwest of Kodiak.
Nearly 50 percent of the population of Chignik are Alaska Natives - Aleuts and Eskimos with a year-round population of approximately 190 people. Subsistence on fish and caribou is important to residents' livelihoods. Two fish processing plants operate in Chignik: Aleutian Dragon and Chignik Pride Fisheries. Salmon, herring roe, halibut, cod and crab are processed here. Between 600 to 800 people come to Chignik to fish or work in the plants and canneries each summer.
Unlike many other maritime lawyers, the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP have lived and worked in small Alaskan fishing communities such as Chignik. Our lawyers truly understand the fishing and canning industry and can bring unsurpassed experience to any maritime personal injury case.