UniSea President Terry Shaff passes away at 67


James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
November 17, 2014

UniSea President and CEO Terry Shaff passed away this weekend following a short illness, SeafoodSource has confirmed. He was 67 years old.

Shaff served as company president for the past 16 years and also has served as president of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. He joined UniSea in January 1991 and for four years served as VP in charge of the company's Dutch Harbor operations, overseeing everything from production and maintenance to the hospitality division.

Company spokesperson and director of human resources Chris Plasance said Executive VP Tom Enlow will succeed Shaff as per a transition plan put in place last year. An official statement regarding the transition will be released at a later date.

"Right now we're concerned with services and with Terry's family," said Plaisance. "We're just picking up the pieces right now."

UniSea is a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Nippon Suisan USA, or Nissui. Its other U.S. seafood industry holdings include F.W. Bryce, Gorton’s and King & Prince. Operating a processing plant in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, UniSea is a major supplier of Alaska pollock, king, snow and Bairdi/Tanner crab, Pacific cod, halibut and sablefish.

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