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E&E Goes Live at Quinhagak

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A drift netter tethers itself to t... A drift netter tethers itself to the Clipper Epic, while another speeds away for more fish. Fisherman loads sockeye into ... Fisherman loads sockeye into a tote. Beautiful skies, calm seas, lots... Beautiful skies, calm seas, lots of action. Drift netters waiting for sockeye. Drift netters waiting for sockeye.
After five years of being "dark" to commercial fishing, the Quinhagak/Goodnews Bay fishery is once again active; the first opener was June 29. As previously posted, E&E Foods has positioned the processing vessel, Clipper Epic, in Goodnews Bay, and the tender, Tanusha, will make the shuttle back-and-forth between the processor and Quinhagak.

Although the fishery is facing the same low king escapement numbers that are seemingly endemic to all of Alaska's salmon fisheries, the first two openers resulted in decent sockeye catches. More importantly, there was considerable excitement among the 50+ drift net boats that ventured out to beautiful sunny skies and placid seas.

Tab Goto, E&E's chairman stated, "Part of our responsibility is to support the Alaskan communities that rely on the salmon runs. This arrangement gives us access to additional sockeye and puts salmon-based revenues back into the communities for the first time in five years. It's a win-win."

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COO Ken Ng Talks on KYUK Radio About E&E's Foray into Kuskokwim Bay

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COO Ken Ng Talks on KYUK Ra...
https://www.kyuk.org/post/commercial-salmon-fishery-returning-kuskokwim-bay

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E&E Expands Operations to Quinhagak

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Through the efficient use of th... Through the efficient use of the processor, Clipper Epic and the tender, Tanusha, E&E is able to cover the Kanektok and Goodnews River systems for the local communities. The processor, Clipper Epic The processor, Clipper Epic Goodnews Bay Goodnews Bay With resources throughout Ala... With resources throughout Alaska, E&E Foods continues to build its presence as a sustainable producer of wild Alaskan finfish.
E&E Foods is expanding its reach in Alaska and in the process will pump significant economic resources into the Quinhagak, Platinum, and Goodnews Bay communities. Teaming up with the processor, Clipper Epic, and the tender, Tanusha, E&E will play the lead role in the first fishery in five years for communities of the Goodnews and Kanektok Rivers in the Kuskokwim drainage system. E&E will be able to process up to 70,000 lbs. of H&G salmon per day, catering to the fishermen in the local communities. The Clipper Epic will be anchored in Goodnews Bay and the Tanusha will be servicing the fishermen in the Quinhagak area. Through the arrangement, E&E Foods will be able to offer the salmon harvested in the region under the Fair Trade Certified program, adding an additional sustainability certification to its efforts in Alaska.

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E&E & Seashare Donate to Tennessee Food Banks

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Seashare's extensive network ... Seashare's extensive network finds the need... ...companies like E&E gather a... ...companies like E&E gather and donate the product... ...and Seashare arranges truck... ...and Seashare arranges trucking with its partners--this time CH Robinson and TQL. Before long, an empty 40' trai... Before long, an empty 40' trailer... ...is gradually loaded and... ...is gradually loaded and... ...soon a full load is ready for ... ...soon a full load is ready for the journey to Tennessee.
E&E Foods made its fourth donation to America's food banks since the outbreak of the coronavirus, sending a full truckload of seafood to Mid South Food Bank in Tennessee.

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Eat Blackcod, Stay Smart

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Eat Blackcod, Stay Smart



https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-to-eat-to-reduce-your-risk-of-alzheimers-disease-2020050819774

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E&E Foods Donates to Oregon Food Banks Through SeaShare

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Oregon Food Bank's 40-foot tr... Oregon Food Bank's 40-foot tractor-trailer ready to load at E&E's Renton plant. An empty truck... An empty truck... ...is soon full and ready-to-go. ...is soon full and ready-to-go. SeaShare partners with many ... SeaShare partners with many area food banks to provide great food to communities hit hard by COVID-19 Headed back to Oregon. Headed back to Oregon.
E&E Foods made its second donation to SeaShare--this one headed to the network of Oregon Food Banks. The full load will feed communities that are familiar with the Alaskan smelt, called eulachon, that also runs in the Cowlitz River near the Washington-Oregon border. Through SeaShare, E&E Foods has already donated more than half of their commitment to food banks in Alaska and the lower 48.

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E&E Foods Donates to SeaShare for Alaska Food Banks

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E&E Foods repacked smelt ca... E&E Foods repacked smelt caught in Alaska's Susitna River in family-friendly, 10 lb. bags. 24 pallets just like this one ar... 24 pallets just like this one are headed to food banks in Alaska where smelt is prized as a high-protein food. PBX picked up the container fo... PBX picked up the container for shipment on Tote Maritime. A nearly full, 40' container wi... A nearly full, 40' container with a load of frozen seafood will soon be headed to Alaskan food banks.
E&E Foods, in conjunction with SeaShare and a host of SeaShare partners who donate their services including: PBX Trucking, D&B Transload, Tote Maritime Alaska, and Food Bank of Alaska, has donated more than 25,000 lbs. of frozen seafood to the Alaska Food Bank organization. E&E's donation is the first of four, similarly sized donations scheduled in the near future to help address the growing needs in communities hit by the COVID-19 virus.

https://www.seashare.org/blog/2020/e-e-foods-gives-big-for-alaska

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E&E FOODS' COVID-19 STATEMENT

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E&E FOODS' COVID-19 STATEMENT

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E&E FOODS' COMMITMENT TO QUALITY & SAFETY DURING COVID-19

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E&E Foods, Inc is an essential supplier of food, and our business and operations will continue to produce and deliver seafood products to the retail stores who provide food to the communities. We are facing unprecedented times but please be assured that it is our No. 1 priority to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all our employees, customers and the consumers.

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E&E Foods, Inc. Purchases Inlet Fish Producers

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3/12/2020 Seattle, Washington – E&E Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with North Pacific Seafoods, Inc. (NPSI) to purchase the Inlet Fish Producers (IFP) assets. E&E Foods is proud to be able to increase its presence in Cook Inlet and expansion into the Prince William Sound region. The combined operations and the reach of the Pacific Star Seafoods plant as well as the Inlet facilities will provide expanded coverage, efficiencies and production capacity for E&E and our fishers.

E&E has been operating in the Seattle area since 1932 and has a large presence in Alaska with shoreside plants in Kenai (Pacific Star Seafoods), Egegik (Coffee Point Seafoods) and Yakutat (Yakutat Seafoods), a floating processor (Cape Greig) in Bristol Bay and Kotzebue and value-added plants in Renton, WA and Federal Way, WA.

“E&E Foods is a growth-oriented company and we are delighted to have Inlet Fish Producers join our Pacific Star family in Kenai. Their fishers, products and manufacturing capacity will complement our business lines that include expertise in fresh and frozen seafood, processing, trading, exporting, importing, and brokering” reported Ken Ng, COO of E&E Foods.

“We are pleased to be selling our IFP assets to E&E Foods, a company with deep roots in both Alaska and the Pacific Northwest,” said Dave Hambleton, President and COO of NPSI. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all IFP employees and the fishing fleet and we’ll work diligently to facilitate a smooth transition going forward. We are confident the team at E&E Foods will continue with our tradition of providing stable fishing opportunity and fantastic employment for local employees.”

This acquisition is anticipated to be completed well ahead of the 2020 salmon season.

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