New Port of Brookings Harbor plant brings jobs

new-processing-plant-fraley-webThe new structure under construction at the Port of Brookings Harbor will soon allow seafood caught by commercial trawlers to be processed locally, creating about 25 new jobs. Located next to the cold storage facility on Lower Harbor Road, the facility is being built and will be operated by Brookings-based buyer B.C. Fisheries. It is scheduled to open in time for shrimp season. “Completion of the plant will be done around June, but we’ll be operational by April 15,” said Mike Manning, a port commissioner and owner of B.C. Fisheries, at a meeting Feb. 16. Processors will initially focus on cooking and peeling Oregon pink shrimp, sending the product to distributors on the West Coast. Read the rest here 08:38