Consolidation continues to sweep through the seafood industry. The latest evidence is Monday’s announcement of the merger of Orca Bay Seafoods and Odyssey Foods, two Seattle-area seafood processors that are expected to provide the building blocks for a much larger entity.

“We’re trying to build a local company with scale that can continue to attract talent and get more value from Alaska seafood,” Terry Downes, chief operating officer of Sealaska Corporation, told IntraFish.