- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - A fish processing plant in Kodiak is changing owners.

KMTX-radio (https://bit.ly/1wvwsNJ) reports Trident Seafoods will buy the Western Alaska Fisheries processing plant from Westward Seafood, which is owned by Maruha-Nichiro.

Trident in an announcement Monday says it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the plant. A purchase price was not announced.

Trident expects to complete the deal by Dec. 31.

The processing plant handles pollock, cod, salmon and other species. The location about a half mile from Trident’s Kodiak plant.

Western Alaska Fisheries merged with Westward Seafoods in 2001. It processes 45 million pounds of seafood per year. Westward’s main plant in Dutch Harbor handles 245 million pounds per year.

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Information from: KMXT-FM, https://www.kmxt.org

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