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Ketchikan borough seeks state grant to buy cannery

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough is applying for a $5 million state grant to buy the Wards Cove Cannery. Borough Manager Roy Eckert said Wednesday the borough planned to apply for two state fisheries economic development grants, one to purchase the Wards Cove Cannery and another, also for $5 million, to build a new community cold storage facility in Ward Cove.
Craig land bill awaits president's signature

...A bill that passed Tuesday in the U.S. House will allow the city of Craig to acquire the site of the former Wards Cove Packing Co.'s fish processing plant in Southeast Alaska. City administrator Jon Bolling said the land deal is important...
Wards Cove hires firm to sell nine seafood processing plants in Alaska

KETCHIKAN - Wards Cove Packing Co. has hired an investment-banking firm to sell the nine seafood processing plants it owns in Alaska, including two in Ketchikan. The company's announcement last week that it is leaving the salmon business after more than 70 years has shaken the fishing industry, raising questions about the future of the commercial salmon fisheries across Alaska.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of improperly discharging fish waste from plants in Ketchikan. The EPA has proposed $77,000 in fines against Wards Cove Packing Co. and $55,000 against NorQuest Seafoods Inc. Both companies are based in Seattle. Accusations against Wards...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...employed by the fisheries industry. The program was established in 1986 in memory of A.W. Brindle, president of Wards Cove Packing Co. It is funded by private donations and contributions from fisheries businesses. For more information contact...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...produce boneless, skinless chum salmon filets to compete with farmed fish. Dave Forbush Sr., a top official at Wards Cove Packing Co., recently expressed the company's interest to the Sitka Assembly, which has control over the mill site on...
State Briefs

...KETCHIKAN - Norquest Seafoods is interested in purchasing a fish-processing operation in Ketchikan now owned by Wards Cove Packing Co., which announced recently it was shutting down all nine of its salmon processing plants in Alaska. Seattle-based...
Seattle company buys Seward seafood plant from Ward Cove

ANCHORAGE - A Seattle-based company has purchased a processing plant in Seward from Wards Cove Packing Co., which is leaving the salmon business. Smoki Foods Inc. will hit the ground running as the Resurrection Bay Seafoods plant...
Company agrees to buy Wards Cove plant

ANCHORAGE - A Seattle-based company has agreed to buy the Wards Cove Packing Co. cannery in Naknek. Yardarm Knot operates fishing and processing vessels in the Alaska crab, salmon, pollock and herring fisheries...

...salmon-dumping case JUNEAU - A Southeast salmon-dumping case will go to trial in May, court officials decided Wednesday. Wards Cove Packing Co. of Seattle and one of its Southeast plant managers were charged by prosecutors in November with 19 misdemeanor...


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