Lund’s Fisheries announces “major investment” in scallop-processing capabilities
Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based Lund’s Fisheries has announced a “major new investment” in its scallop operations, pushing forward with an upgrade to its infrastructure despite a downturn in scallop quota in the U.S. Northeast, its primary fishing ground.
Lund’s is purchasing a new USD 2 million (EUR 1.8 million) tunnel freezer for its Cape May facility. Designed and built by Skaginn 3X, part of the BAADER Group –BAADER took majority share of Skaginn in 2021 – the tunnel freezer will allow the company to increase its scallop freezing capabilities to 6,000 pounds per hour, doubling its current capacity.
Lund’s Fisheries said while it recognizes that while there is a current downturn in scallop quotas, the company is "committed to the future of the scallop fishery ... "
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