Seattle-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods won't operate its Petersburg cannery this year due to damage sustained when the state ferry Matanuska crashed into the plant May 7.
Ocean Beauty has arranged to process fish elsewhere, including at its Excursion Inlet plant.
Here's the company press release.
The Petersburg plant usually runs from late June to mid-September and employs 160 to 180 people from all over the United States and Mexico, Ocean Beauty's website says.
Deckboss imagines the weak pink salmon forecast made the shutdown decision a little easier.
Recall that Ocean Beauty idled the Petersburg plant before, in 2010, in expectation of a low pink return.