US seafood processor buys Alaska salmon plants
American seafood processor North Pacific Seafoods has announced the acquisition of Alaska salmon processor Inlet Fish Producers.
North Pacific, based in Seattle, Wash., completed the acquisition last week, according to a statement from the company.
The move is part of an ongoing plan to invest in the Alaska salmon industry. North Pacific already runs shore-based plants in Alaska, and the addition of the Inlet plant plants represents a new presence on the Kenai peninsula.
“We see this expansion as a good strategic fit for us and are delighted to have the Inlet team join our group,” said John Garner, North Pacific’s COO.
Inlet’s founder and owner, Vince Goddard, will remain with North Pacific in a leadership role. With the acquisition, North Pacific now operates seven plants in Alaska, processing salmon, groundfish and crab.
Read more about the Inlet Fish plant purchases here: http://www.seafoodsource.com/news/supply-trade/marubeni-subsidiary-snags-inlet-fish-processing-plants