Alaska seafood processor Peter Pan Seafood has received just over $19 million (€18.2 million) in a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) canned sockeye salmon contract.

The company will provide the USDA with 142,880 cases of the product -- the bid is for 24-count cases of 14.75-ounce cans -- which will be used for the agency's National School Lunch program and Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs across the United States.