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Fishermen volunteering at seafood processor

 

Photo courtesy of Mason Villarma

(Left to right): Sam Armstrong, Mason Villarma, Dawson Miller, and Geoffrey Stokes helping process crab at Sea Level Seafoods. Villarma said that all the volunteers and workers at Sea Level were following proper safety precautions and wearing PPE, they only removed their face masks to take some pictures.

Several local fishermen have been volunteering their time and energy, more so than usual, at Wrangell's sole operating seafood processor. With the decision by Trident Seafoods to not operate this summer, Sea Level Seafoods has been the only local option available for fishermen to process their catches. However, thanks to a number of factors brought on by COVID-19, Sea Level has been shorthanded. This has led to a number of fishermen volunteering to help process crab, as well as catch them.

"They want the company to succeed," said Rocky Caldero, with Sea Level Seafoods. "They need us and we...



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