By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 02 January, 2012
The seafood processing company Ocean Beauty says it will keep its Petersburg plant open in 2012, despite another low pink salmon forecast.
The company shuttered the facility in 2010 because of a weak salmon run and processed pinks at another plant in Excursion Inlet near Juneau. Tom Sunderland, the company’s vice president of marketing, says the Petersburg plant will process salmon next summer.
Both the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are forecasting another weak return in 2012.