Pinks Show in Abundance
2015-08-20
Sea Bird at the dock and empty

Sea Bird at the dock and empty

Sea Bird fully loaded and head...

Sea Bird fully loaded and headed for Washington state

The Cape Greig processing ve...

The Cape Greig processing vessel gives E&E Foods the flexibility to go where the fishermen are. It has been busy with pinks the last few weeks.

Through August 19, the total salmon harvest for Alaska is at 220 million fish--and counting. The pink salmon run makes up nearly 70% or approximately 150 million fish statewide, currently 7% more than initially forecast. Amazingly, almost 87 million of the pinks were caught in Prince William Sound and that number is almost 70% more than forecast. That is a lot of fish!

E&E Foods' Kenai plants, our processing vessel Cape Greig, and our freighter/tender, Sea Bird, play meaningful roles in processing some of those pinks. Our plants have been running round-the-clock for a good portion of the pink season and we are still at it.

Sea Bird has been shuttling between Alaska and Bellingham, fully loaded with frozen pinks, handling about 600,000 lbs. a load. Cape Greig has been cranking out up to 100,000 lbs.+ a day of processed pinks over the course of the season.

A fair amount of this production is already committed to customers around the world.


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