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Trident sells USDA $20 million worth of Alaska pollock

Ocean Beauty also won the USDA contract to sell the agency wild salmon fillets.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week it will buy 7.98 million pounds of frozen Alaska pollock fillets worth $19.8 million (€16.8 million) from Trident Seafoods. USDA is buying the fillets at $2.476 (€2.11) per pound.

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This is part of the USDA's plans to buy surplus pollock products for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance programs. Trident was the only company to place a bid when the USDA put out an invite last month.

The products will be made between Dec. 1 through Aug. 31, 2018 to multiple locations nationwide from Trident's Anacortes, Washington-based facility.

The USDA also bought 432,000 pounds of frozen wild salmon fillets worth $4.97 million (€4.23 million) from Ocean Beauty Seafoods. The products will be made between Nov. 16 through March 31, 2018, mostly to Kansas City, Missouri.

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