New owner to take over Unalaska fish processing plant
An Unalaska fish processing plant will soon have a new owner, according to a city memo.
The Northern Victor – a 380-foot processing ship owned by Icicle Seafoods – spent decades splitting its seasons between processing pollock in Unalaska’s Beaver Inlet and traveling to Seattle for maintenance. In 2018, the vessel found a permanent home docked at Unalaska’s spit.
Now, Icicle is transferring ownership of its floating operation to Westward Seafoods, which operates a large processing plant down Captain’s Bay Road.
The memo said city staff found out about the purchase in late December, and city councilors approved transferring Icicle’s 20-year tidal lease agreement to Westward at a meeting Tuesday.
A timeline for the transfer has not been announced.
An Icicle official said they’re unable to comment at this time.
Westward could not be reached for comment.