With chaos swirling around the Alaska salmon sector, owners of several processing companies are faced with some harsh realities, and are now casting an eye on potential buyers or partners.

Among those assessing their options are the owners of Ocean Beauty Seafoods, the Seattle-based processing and distribution company.

Ocean Beauty, half owned by the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) since 2007, is reportedly discussing a potential sale or merger with Cooke.