Friday, July 31, 2009

Pacific powers unite

A friend gave me a little tip, so I navigated to the Web site of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association to check it out.

Sure enough, I found Trident Seafoods Corp. listed there as a member.

Trident used to be a PSPA member and rejoined only recently, I'm told.

PSPA is a big fish in the North Pacific seafood industry. It's a venerable nonprofit trade association, established in 1914 and based in Seattle with satellite offices in Juneau and near Washington, D.C.

PSPA lobbies for what's good for the companies that pack much of the pollock, crab, salmon and other seafood caught each year in Alaska.

Trident rejoining the PSPA fold seems significant in that it adds an American company — a very large and important one — to a membership roster that previously was comprised almost exclusively of Japanese-owned firms such as UniSea, Westward and Peter Pan.

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