The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed a major purchase of canned pink salmon, spending a total of $12.8 million.
Four seafood processors made sales: Icicle, Ocean Beauty, Peter Pan and Trident.
The fish will go to child nutrition and other domestic food assistance programs, the USDA says in this purchase summary.
The government purchase helps reduce high inventories built after last year's enormous pink salmon catch in Alaska.
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