Wednesday, March 20, 2019

USDA Purchases $28 Million of Alaska Pollock

The US Department of Agriculture has announced the purchase of more than 11 million pounds of wild Alaska Pollock fillets and fish sticks valued at $28.1 million from processors in Washington state, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

The largest purchase, for nearly eight million pounds priced at approximatively $21 million, went to Trident Seafoods Corporation in Seattle, Wash.

USDA also awarded contracts for 1.7 million pounds worth $3.8 million to High Liner Foods of Portsmouth, N.H., and 1.4 million pounds worth $3.3 million to Channel Fish Processing Co., in Braintree, Mass.

The contract calls for the fish to be delivered between April 16 and December 31, 2019.

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing service purchases a variety of 100 percent domestically produced and processed commodity foods, to be delivered to schools, food banks and households in communities nationwide.

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