Red Salmon
Red Salmon Plant

 

Facts

Weather: The summer weather ranges from foggy/cloudy and rain to clear, windy, sunny days. The average summer temperatures range between 37 to 66 degrees F.

Season Dates: The Red Salmon plant operates from early May to the end of July.

Employees: 450 at peak season.

The North Pacific Seafoods plant is located on the Naknek River near the village of Naknek, Alaska. With a population of about 680, Naknek is situated on Kvichak Bay, an arm of Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay is known as the “Red Salmon Capital of the World” as well as the gateway to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Due to its abundant red salmon runs, the first salmon cannery was built in Naknek in 1890. The area has remained a major red salmon center, with strong runs to this day. Bristol Bay is a tundra area known for its broad tide lands, high brown cliffs with crowning greenery. The nearest commercial airport is in King Salmon, which is connected to Naknek by road and is located about 280 miles southwest of Anchorage.

North Pacific Seafoods purchased the Red Salmon plant in 2011. Today, the plant processes herring during early May, and salmon and salmon roe from mid-June until the end of July.

Physical Address:
Mile Marker 1.5 Alaska Peninsula Hwy
Mailing Address:
PO Box 10 Naknek, AK 99633