Alaska Pacific Seafoods
Pederson Point

 

Facts

Weather: The weather in the City of Kodiak is moderated by a strong marine influence, causing frequent fog and cloud cover, some high winds, and little or no freezing weather.  The annual rainfall is 67 inches and the snowfall in the mountains is 78 inches on average.  Winter temperatures range from 14 to 46 degrees F., with summer temperatures from 39 to 76 degrees F. Severe storms are common from December through February.

Season Dates: Our Kodiak plant operates 12 months a year, with peak production during the summer months.  Hiring for summer occurs in April and May.

Employees: 250 at peak season.

The North Pacific Seafoods plant located in the City of Kodiak is known as Alaska Pacific Seafoods. It is on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, the second largest island in the United States. Encompassing 3,588 square miles, the Island of Kodiak is known for its spectacular natural beauty and wildlife. Two-thirds of the island is dedicated to the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to a wide variety of land and marine animals, including 3,000 giant Kodiak brown bears.

The city of Kodiak was the first Russian America capital (1783-99), and remnants of the Russian occupation is evident today. Kodiak also harbors Alaska’s largest commercial fishing fleet. Since it was settled by the Russians in the late 1700s, fishing has been the primary industry in Kodiak.

In addition to the City of Kodiak (population 15,575), six small, remote villages are located on the island or on islands nearby. Because of its island location, Kodiak can only be reached by air or ferry, with connections out of Anchorage, which is about 250 miles north.

The Alaska Pacific Seafoods plant was built in the early 1950s as an ice and cold storage facility. North Pacific Seafoods purchased the plant in 1975 and expanded it to include seafood processing. Today, the plant processes all major species from the Gulf of Alaska, including salmon, pollock, Pacific cod, rockfish, blackcod, halibut, crab, roe, octopus, herring, flatfish and sea cucumber.

Alaska Pacific Seafoods
627 Shelikof Avenue
Kodiak, AK 99615