Trident plans for up to 180 workers processing salmon

Trident Seafoods’ plan for its Wrangell plant this summer “is to run hard,” with as many as 180 workers on the processing lines, packing headed-and-gutted pinks and chum salmon for the fresh-frozen market.

“You’ve got to get them out of the water and into the freezer” to have the best fish for consumers, said Jeff Welbourn, senior vice president of Alaska operations. It’s all about time and temperature, he said of producing a quality product.

The company has added a new fish oil plant to its Wrangell operations for this summer, he said. “We take the heads and extract the oil,” selling it in bu...


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