Trident Seafoods plant to remain closed for salmon season


March 12, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Trident Seafoods Processing Plant, located on Shakes Street across from the Marine Bar. Members of the Trident Seafood Corporation have confirmed that the Wrangell plant will not be operating this coming salmon season.

Trident Seafoods, one of the two main seafood processors in Wrangell, has decided not to operate during the upcoming salmon season. Stefanie Moreland, vice president of government relations, seafood sustainability, and corporate social responsibility with the Trident Seafoods Corporation, explained that this decision was made earlier this year. Predictions of a low abundance of salmon in Southeast Alaskan waters led them to the decision to not operate the Wrangell plant this season. However, Moreland added, they will continue operations out of their Ketchikan and Petersburg plants.

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