The new owner says it will continue to operate plants in Dillingham, King Cove, Port Moller and Valdez, along with support facilities in Naknek and Sand Point. Its headquarters are in Bellevue, Wash.
King Cove officials estimate that they’ve lost of some $650,000 in revenue, or nearly 25 percent of their yearly total.
An unusual number of dying otters were found in Southwest Alaska. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched an investigation into what was killing these seemingly healthy animals.
Details are emerging slowly on the fire at the Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller. The 100-year-old plant caught fire late Tuesday night, and the blaze continued to burn Wednesday. The full scope of the damage is still unclear, but witnesses say it is extensive.
So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports.
How a custom processor for a group of Bristol Bay drift boats ran late and ran out of money in 2017. The owner went broke, the fishermen lost their market, the crew was never paid, and for some ten days the troubled vessel and crew languished against their will in the Nushagak River. Liens piled up on the 130,000 lbs of frozen sockeye onboard as the captain steamed to Dutch Harbor for repairs.