September 10, 2013
BELLINGHAM - This year's pink salmon run is looking good, both locally and regionally.
Business is going strong at Bellingham Cold Storage, which helps process, pack and ship salmon throughout the season.
"I'm not sure exactly how it stacks up compared to previous years yet, but there's a substantial amount of fish out there," said Doug Thomas, CEO and president of Bellingham Cold Storage. "It seems like the biomass is very healthy."
The company hires hundreds of laborers to work shifts around the clock throughout August and September, generally the busiest time of year. As of last week it had 250 workers on hand and was looking for about 25 more people, Thomas said.
Bellingham Cold Storage has received hundreds of thousands of pounds of salmon each day in recent days.