Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui)-owned Alaska processing group UniSea's Unalaska plant will not be open this week in time for the start of Alaska pollock A fishing season after results came back for more employees testing positive.

UniSea President Tom Enlow confirmed with IntraFish Tuesday that 55 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at UniSea since the start of the year.

Several of the new cases were identified over the past weekend, and have been linked back to an outbreak from early January.