OBI to Operate Buying Stations in Upper Cook Inlet During 2022 Salmon Season

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OBI Seafoods is assuring commercial fishermen that the company will be there to purchased fish during the 2022 salmon season on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The company has several buying stations in Upper Cook Inlet and plans to operate all of them this summer, from Homer to North Salamatof Beach.  

With other buyers pulling out of the region, we wanted to make it clear to fishermen and local communities that we will be there throughout the season to buy fish and support our fleet,” OBI Seafoods Executive Vice president of Alaska Operations John Woodruff said. “We are very interested in talking to any Upper Cook Inlet fishermen who may be looking for a new market.”  

Woodruff added that OBI would be paying competitive prices in the region and offering fishermen support services as well. He said anticipates that the buying stations will open well before the opening of the salmon season in the Upper Cook Inlet. 

Interested fishermen are asked to contact Duff Hoyt or Kelly Glidden at OBI Seafoods at (907) 235-8107 for additional information. 

OBI Seafoods was formed in 2020 through a merger with Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Icicle Seafoods, two of the oldest, most successful seafood companies in Alaska. The company operates 10 processing plants throughout the state and is a leading producer of fresh, frozen, and canned Alaska seafood.