About us

About Dan and Judi

North Ice Director Dan Curry spent most of his adult life as a skipper in the Alaskan fishing industry, buying and transporting salmon, halibut and black cod. In 1970, when the processors started installing ice machines, Dan became part of an innovation that would revolutionize the salmon industry by dramatically improving the quality of the final product.

Judi joined forces with Dan in 1985. In 1988 the two of them built a specialized ice barge for servicing remote fishing fleets, and in 1991 they converted a 100 foot steel oilfield utility boat into the ultimate salmon tender. With this, they continued to serve remote fleets, providing them with fuel, ice and groceries. They paid competitive cash prices for fish, which of course involved icing and packing those fish before transporting them to the processing plant.

From 1992 until 2010 they faithfully served as the tendermen for the fishermen of Cross Sound and Elfin Cove, Alaska. This substantial troll fleet takes great pride in their premium, sustainably managed wild salmon, destined primarily for restaurants. It was in this role that Dan and Judi gained their expertise in seeing high-quality product through to the market while ensuring that the fishermens' needs were met. Of course, this couldn't have been done without first-rate ice!

In 2005, Judi's New Zealand roots began to call, and the family came home. Starting that year they began to commute seasonally to their boat and business in southeast Alaska. In December 2010 they sold the business, making the decision to come home for good.

In March 2011, in keeping with what they know best, they took on an ice machine, founded North Ice, and turned their attention to meeting the needs of the local market.

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