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Maruha bringing Peter Pan, Alyeska, Westward together under one roof

Move planned for later this fall.

Peter Pan Seafoods is relocating to new headquarters after 23 years in its current Seattle location in the South Lake Union neighborhood of the city.

The company is moving to nearby Bellevue, Washington, and will be joined there by Westward Seafoods and Alyeska Seafoods, all three of which are owned by Japan’s Maruha Nichiro Corporation, the world's largest seafood company.

In addition, Maruha Nichiro owns Premier Pacific Seafoods in Seattle and Trans Ocean Products, north of Seattle in Bellingham, Washington. The move will not affect those two companies.

The relocation is planned for sometime this fall, Hiroshi Okazaki, president of Maruha Capital Investment, Inc., the holding company that oversees Maruha Nichiro's US seafood operations," told IntraFish.

Ocean Beauty relocating Seattle production, distribution operations

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Other Seattle area seafood processors have announced moves in recent months.

Ocean Beauty Seafoods is relocating its Seattle production and distribution operations to Renton, Washington, just south of Seattle, by the end of 2017.

The company has been located in Seattle since the 1970s. Corporate offices will stay in Seattle, but move out of Ocean Beauty's current building at the same time.

And Orca Bay seafoods will be moving its warehouse in Bellevue to Burien, Washington, but its headquarters will remain in their current location in Renton, south of Seattle.

Orca Bay had hoped to relocate all of its operations to Federal Way, Washington, south of Seattle but those plans were scrapped after opposition from local citizens and city officials.

The company together with US-based cold-storage company Preferred Freezer Services' had planned to build a $55 million (€52.7 million) fish-processing plant.


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