Industry Veteran Wallick Dies


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 1, 2008

Doug Wallick, a member of Northwest Fisheries Association and a seafood industry veteran, passed away on Monday, June 30.

Wallick was president of Seattle Seafoods, a division of Washington Fish & Oyster, during most of the 1980s. He led the successful transformation of the company from a primarily custom-processing operation to a sales-and-marketing organization. He helped expand the Ocean Beauty brand into processed items such as fish steaks and fillets, crab and shrimp items and developed innovative product forms and packaging that elevated the company into a leadership position within its core categories.

Next, he was tapped by Arctic Alaska Fisheries to develop a crab and fish steaking operation from the ground up. After completing this mission, he retired.

In 2004, he was asked to help start-up a processing operation for Aqua Star in China.

A celebration of Doug's life will be held at Anthony's Home Port in Des Moines, Wash., at noon on Saturday, July 5.

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