Southern Norton Sound Seafood Products
P.O. Box 323
Unalakleet, AK 99684
Northern Norton Sound Seafood Products
201 Belmont Pt.
P.O. Box 906
Nome, AK 99762
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NSEDC began supporting the local fisheries of the Norton Sound region in 1993. This included joint ventures with Glacier Fish Company (GFC) for buying and processing pink salmon and herring, and NSEDC-run operations for buying, processing and marketing other species of salmon, red king crab, bait, and halibut.
In 1995, NSEDC established Norton Sound Seafood Products (NSSP). NSSP manages NSEDC’s commercial seafood activities in the greater Norton Sound region including salmon, herring, halibut, king crab, bait fisheries, and pink salmon. In 2000, NSSP expanded its activity to purchase, process, and market Norton Sound king crab. In 2001 and 2002, NSSP spearheaded the effort, at some financial risk, to bring up a sac roe herring buyer for the seasons, since it appeared that no buyers were planning to come to Norton Sound. Beginning in 2002, NSSP started red king crab and halibut activities in the Norton Sound Seafood Center (NSSC) in Nome, Alaska. The NSSC is intended to create more stable markets and better ex-vessel prices for the fishermen in the region and enhance the overall presence and capability of NSEDC and its subsidiaries in the fisheries of the Bering Sea and in the region.
NSSP operates facilities throughout the region including the Unalakleet plant, Savoonga halibut processing plant, Nome plant, and buying stations at Elim, Golovin, and Shaktoolik.