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Coffee Point

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Delivering to Coffee Point Delivering to Coffee Point Coffee Point in full production Coffee Point in full production Sockeyes going down the line Sockeyes going down the line Sockeyes prepared for the fre... Sockeyes prepared for the freezer Roe packing process Roe packing process
Check out what's happening at our Coffee Point plant!

Please contact our sales staff for inquiries.
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Pacific Star Kenai, AK

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Another beautiful day in Kenai, ... Another beautiful day in Kenai, at Pacific Star. Fresh Sockeye fillets coming ... Fresh Sockeye fillets coming down the vacuum-pack line at Pacific Star. The finished product! The finished product!
Our Kenai facility, Pacific Star is into full production.

We are producing once frozen Chum and Sockeye fillets.

We also have MSC Sockeye fillets from Upper Cook Inlet fisheries.

Please talk to our sales staff about availability.
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Annual Fishermen and Employee BBQ

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Annual Fishermen and Employe... Annual Fishermen and Employee BBQ
Our Annual Fishermen and Employee Barbecue in Kenai was another great success!

Delicious King Salmon, ribs, smoked hamburgers, and hot dogs were enjoyed by all.

Thank you to all of the Fishermen who shared the day with us. Thank you to all of the employees who helped put this excellent feast together. Also, thank you to the local VFW Hall for the loan of tables and chairs-as you can see, they were put to good use.
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Visit Our European Seafood Expo Booth

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The 2014 European Seafood Exposition is taking place next week in Brussels, Belgium, May 6 thru May 8. This annual event offers an excellent opportunity for Company President, Tab Goto, General Manager, Randy Patrick, and our European Sales Manager, Chris Rawski to speak directly with potential and existing European and Asian customers about E&E Foods' continuing expansion and our expectations for the coming season.

The European Seafood Exposition (ESE) is the world's largest seafood fair, attracting buyers and sellers from over 140 countries around the world and featuring close to 1,700 exhibitors.

You can find our booth in Hall 6, Stand 1127, within the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Pavilion.

Hope to see you there!
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Summer Employment Recruitment Events

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During the month of April, E&E Foods will be hosting several recruitment events throughout Washington, Nevada, Arizona and California. These events provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about summer seafood processing job opportunities at our production plants in Bristol Bay, Kenai, and Yakutat, Alaska.

Attending a recruiting orientation greatly increases your chances of being hired. The schedule of meetings is listed below. If able to attend, please contact the employment office shown for further information. We are planning on two events each day – one in the morning and another in the afternoon; please be sure to allow 3-4 hours for the event in order to participate in the orientation, a QA session, and a personal interview.

Seafood processing jobs in Alaska can be a great way to make good money in a short amount of time. However, this type of work is not for everyone. Hours can be long, and the work is hard, repetitive, and physical in cold, wet, cramped conditions. We strongly encourage you to read our Seasonal Employment page before deciding to pursue this line of work. Please note: In order to be eligible for hire with E&E Foods, you must be at least 18 years of age, have United States employment authorization (we do not assist in that process) and pass a pre-employment drug test.

Other recruiting sessions may be added so please check back for further updates.

Arizona:
April 4
NACOG-EWD
221 N Marina St Ste. 201, Prescott, AZ 86301

April 22
Arizona Department of Economic Security
1185 S. Redondo Center Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364

April 24
DES Employment Service Office
5441 E 22nd St Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85711

California:
April 7
EDD
1325 Pine Street, Redding, CA, 96001

April 8
Job Training Center
719 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA, 96080

April 9
Sutter County One Stop
950 Tharp Road, Suite 1000, Yuba City, CA, 95993

April 10
Alliance for Workforce Development
78 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA, 95965

April 18
STEP
310 Boles Street, Weed, CA 96094

April 23
One Stop Business and Employment Services Center
301 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA, 92231

April 30
One Stop Business and Career Center
10075 Levon Ave, Ste 105, Truckee, CA 96161

Nevada
April 2
Nevada JobConnect
1541 E Basin Avenue, Pahrump, NV 89048

April 3
Once Stop Career Center
6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

April 28
Fernley City Hall
595 Silver Lace Blvd., Fernley, NV 89408

April 29
Nevada JobConnect
4001 South Virginia St., Ste. H, Reno, NV 89502

Oregon
April 15
Worksource
801 Oak Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

April 16
Worksource
119 N. Oakdale Avenue, Medford, OR 97501

Washington
April 4
WorkSource Mason County
2505 Olympic Hwy North, Shelton, WA 98584

April 9
Worksource Spokane
130 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202

April 15
Worksource Yakima
306 Division Street, Yakima, WA 98902

April 17
Worksource Columbia Basin
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336

April 18
Worksource Grays Harbor
511 West Heron, Aberdeen, WA 98520

April 23
Worksource Lewis County
151 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis, WA 98532
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Visit Booth #449 at Boston Seafood Show

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Seattle Shrimp & Seafood will be in full force at the upcoming Boston Seafood Show, March 16 thru March 18. With our new booth on the main floor, and a private meeting room upstairs, we are looking forward to engaging with new and current customers to discuss our established shrimp, crab, scallop, and lobster products, and to introduce our new swai and tilapia fillets from Asia, and our new Santolla Red Crab from Argentina.

Our complete Seattle Shrimp & Seafood sales team will be on hand, as will company president and owner, Tab Goto, and owner Randy Patrick. Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to talk with Josh Watts – Atlantic Salmon Category Manager for our parent company E&E Foods, and Don Gallup, who oversees US and Canadian sales of frozen Pacific cold water species for E&E Foods.

“The Boston Seafood Show is great chance for us to connect personally with our customers,” said Bill Jones, Seattle Shrimp and Seafood General Manager and E&E Foods Vice President of Domestic Sales. “National and global sales are often managed over the phone and Internet these days, but nothing replaces the value of meeting face to face.”

The Boston Seafood Show, officially named Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is the largest seafood trade event in, you guessed it, North America. We hope you’ll be there too, and that we will have a chance to talk with you. If you would like to schedule a meeting prior to being onsite, please call anyone on our sales team.
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Longline Caught Black Cod Scores High

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For flavor and quality and for environmental impact and sustainability, leading research organizations are giving longline caught Alaska Black Cod high scores.

The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture (Nofima) is Europe’s largest institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture and food. In looking at the entire value chain of line-caught white fish, Nofima researcher Bjørn Tore Rotabakk reported, “We have analyzed and compared fish caught by longlining and fish from trawler catches. This has shown that line-caught fish has a whiter flesh and gives a firmer fillet.”

Taste assessors at Nofima judged the fish on color, texture, smell, splitting and surface, while chefs at the Gastronomic Institute have assessed the flavor. The conclusion of both groups is that line-caught white fish has a much higher quality.

Nofima also reports that longline fishing also has less environmental impact than trawlers, including lower greenhouse gas emissions, less seabed damage, and less unwanted bycatch.

From a sustainability standpoint, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch has classified Alaska Black Cod as a "Best Choice" for consumers wishing to purchase responsibly managed seafood. Alaska boasts the largest Black Cod population in the world, thanks to the state's stringent sustainability practices.

E&E Foods sells only longline caught Alaska Black Cod, processed by our subsidiary company Yakutat Seafoods. Known for its velvety, rich flavor and delicate texture, Alaska Black Cod, also known as Sablefish and Butterfish, is available fresh March through mid-November, and frozen year-round.

For more information about the reports cited here, click Nofima research or Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
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Expo News: RFM Broadly Accepted

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John Sackton, Editor and Publisher of SeafoodNews.com, posted the following report from the European Seafood Expo in Brussels today:

"The acceptance of Alaska salmon producers to withdraw from the MSC is a major theme at this year’s European Seafood Expo reports John Sackton from Brussels. Since last year’s withdrawal retailers said it has been business as usual and are sticking with their traditional Alaskan salmon suppliers; the recent RFM certification has bolstered the move and retailers are comfortable that Alaska salmon continues to fit their corporate sustainability measures.

Meanwhile, the MSC’s Alaska pollock certification was called into question by a Chinese supplier who said his EU customers ask for the ‘real’ MSC or just ‘MSC.' Essentially, the MSC in Alaska has devolved into confusion and the overall approach of the MSC to be the only global standard does not appear possible."

The above text is an excerpt; for the full story, click here.

E&E Foods is glad to see such widespread acceptance of RFM by the industry. "E&E Foods fully supports the FAO-based Responsible Fisheries Management certification that has been developed for the industry by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) and the State of Alaska," said E&E Foods President, Tab Goto, "RFM is a superior certification program as evidenced by the fact that it now represents over 80% of all salmon caught in Alaska; and over 90% of the Sockeye."
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European Seafood Expo & RFM Announcement

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E&E Foods will once again be hosting a booth at the upcoming 2013 European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium, April 23 - 25. Company President and owner, Tab Goto, Director of Sales and owner, Randy Patrick, along with our Asian Sales Manager, Rocky Polito and European Sales Manager, Chris Rawski will all be on hand to meet with customers and talk about E&E Foods' expectations for the upcoming season and the company's current transition from Marine Stewardship Council certification to the United Nations FAO-based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification.

Representatives from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) will also be in Brussels discussing the status of RFM certification and Alaska's long-standing commitment to marine conservation. ASMI has confirmed with the majority of Alaska salmon processors that the bulk of the 2013 harvest will be certified under the RFM program. “We want buyers to understand that approximately 80% of the salmon harvest will be available under the RFM certification program,” states Michael Cerne, Executive Director for ASMI.

Both the Governor of Alaska and the United Fisherman of Alaska (UFA), a broad trade organization made up of 37 fishing associations, strongly support the RFM model. “Offering a credible choice in seafood certification is necessary," states Governor Sean Parnell. "For this reason, we are providing, along with Iceland and others, this FAO-Based alternative certification program. Across the globe, we ask you to accept RFM Certification as a socially responsible and firmly grounded business practice." Earlier this year, the UFA issued a resolution supporting “the RFM certification as an objective, internationally recognized ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard that is in the best interests of Alaska and its fisheries.”

You can find us in Hall 6, Booth #1127F, across from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) Pavilion.

Hope to see you there!
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Video: Management Biologist Pat Shields

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Upper Cook Inlet Area Management Biologist, Pat Shields discusses the strategies and technologies used in to ensure responsible management of the Sockeye fishery in the Kenai River/Upper Cook Inlet area.

Each summer mature salmon return to the Kenai River where they were born to mate and spawn before they die. This annual migration gives biologists an excellent opportunity to observe populations up close. To protect these salmon, fisheries biologists establish escapement goals – the number of salmon that need to get upstream for mating to ensure a healthy population – and then monitor the salmon runs throughout the fishing season.

Fishing fleets are allowed finite windows of time to catch the salmon with fishery managers deciding when to open and close the grounds to reach the escapement goals. While in some cases management goals are established prior to the season open based on population estimates from the open ocean, the salmon fisheries practice what is known as “in-season” management, allowing goals and harvests to be adjusted in real time for the long-term benefit of the salmon populations.

As a seafood company whose success depends on the sustained abundance of commercial fishery resources, E&E Foods actively supports the efforts of biologists like Pat and readily participates in the protection of our marine environment. E&E Foods Sustainability Commitment

You’ll find more information about Alaska seafood sustainability at www.wildalaskaflavor.com/sustainability
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