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Pacific Seafood Opens New Groundfish Processing Plant

Jan 21, 2014

UCLUELET, British Columbia – January 21, 2014 – Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods, a subsidiary of the Pacific Seafood Group of Companies, has partnered with Sea Drift Fish Company in the grand opening of our new Groundfish processing operation in Ucluelet, BC. The new facility has taken on the name Pacific Seafood Barkley Plant and is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Barkley Sound.

Groundfish Processing PlantThe plant will be equipped with the most advanced processing technology and cool chain security to ensure freshness, cleanliness, and quality Groundfish.

“The facility brings substantial QA/QC oversight, cold storage, cool handling, and third party inspections for guaranteed assurance. We believe this will not only be the nicest Groundfish plant in Canada, but it will be the newest in BC and the only one that guarantees world-class APC traceability systems second to none,” said Tyson Yeck, General Manager of the Pacific Seafood Canada operations.

The new plant is also expected to bring 60-70 new jobs to the community.

About Pacific Seafood

Pacific Seafood Group is a West Coast seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. that is still serving customers to this day. Over the years, the family-owned business expanded to become a vertically integrated seafood processing and distributing company to meet customers’ needs and a growing market.

Pacific Seafood processes seafood products from Alaska to Mexico, has facilities in seven Western states and participates in the global seafood trade market. It is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association and is active in promoting a healthy and sustainable seafood industry by supporting fisheries awarded Marine Stewardship Council eco-labels. Pacific Seafood is under the leadership of Frank Dulcich, the founder’s namesake and grandson.