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FIS: Trident Seafoods beefs up its production capability this snow crab season


Monday, January 09, 2012, 03:00 (GMT + 9)

Trident Seafoods will add about 50 employees this snow crab season to swell its production capability to about 500,000 lb per day.

The nearly 42 million lb of snow crab, or opilio, designated for delivery to the North Region in 2012 means a need for more workers at the facility on St Paul Island, which usually employs about 400 people during peak operations with a capacity of 450,000 daily lb.

Beginning in the 2005-6 season, the Bering Sea crab fisheries were rationalized....