Sitka direct-to-consumer seafood seller closes processing plant

Though sales boomed for Sitka Salmon Shares during the pandemic, the direct-to-consumer fish seller and processor has been unable to continue that success into 2022 and shut down its Sitka processing plant on June 6, laying off 40 workers.

Company co-founder Marsh Skeele, of Sitka, said that despite the closure of its processing plant, the company plans to continue buying and selling fish, working with fishermen and other processors.

Skeele said problems that led to the shutdown of the plant became apparent in December, when the expected number of new customers for Sitka Salmon Shares didn’t m...


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