Inlet Fish Producers (“IFP”) Kenai Plant

 

Facts

Weather: Kenai and Kasilof have long, cold winters and mild summers.  The average summer temperature is 65 degrees F, with occasional highs into the low 70’s.  The temperature drops into the 40’s and 50’s at night.  While the Kenai Peninsula has many sunny summer days, rain is also frequent. 

Season Dates: (All dates are approximate) Salmon is processed from June through September.

Employees: 200 at peak season (approximately 120 at IFP-Kenai and 80 at IFP-Kasilof).

Hiring Dates – January – April

North Pacific Seafoods operates two plants on the western coast of the Kenai Peninsula, one on the Kenai River and one on the Kasilof River. Both rivers feed into Cook Inlet. Our Kenai Peninsula operations are known as Inlet Fish Producers, or IFP. Located approximately 150 miles south of Anchorage, these plants are the only NPSI facilities on the road system, allowing us to truck salmon to the Lower 48.

Prior to Russian settlement, Kenai was a Dena'ina Athabascan Indian village. Russian fur traders first arrived in 1741. At that time, about 1,000 Dena'ina lived in the village of Shk'ituk't, near the river. The traders called the people "Kenaitze" or "Kenai people." Today Kenai is home to approximately 8,000 people. The Kenai River is popular with sports fishermen for its prize winning King and silver salmon.

Kasilof was the site of the first salmon cannery in Cook Inlet, constructed in 1882. Early residents were fishermen, imported from San Francisco by the cannery, who settled along the river. They augmented their fishing income with trapping and big game hunting and guiding. Homesteading after WWII brought an influx of newcomers to Kasilof, many of whom came intending to farm but ended up working in the salmon fishing industry.

North Pacific Seafoods purchased the IFP plants in June 2015. IFP-Kenai and IFP-Kasilof work in tandem to process salmon from Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound from June through September.

Physical Address:
IFP - Kenai
2000 Columbia Street Kenai, AK 99611

IFP – Kasilof
52444 Skein Avenue Kasilof, AK 99610

Mailing Address (both plants):
PO Box 114 Kenai, AK 99611