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CURRIE - Construction continues at the future headquarters of Acme Smoked Fish of North Carolina, and so does the company's push to fill jobs.
 
Last year, the New York-based seafood processor announced plans to expand to the Cape Fear region. On Monday, its employee recruitment process will kick into high with the opening of a new batch of online applications.
 
“Those will be for the production associates,” said Jean Duncan, director of human resources.
 
Duncan said the company will be hiring some maintenance mechanics at a later point in time.
 
"We will be hiring 80 to 85 production associates and that’s the massive hiring that we’ll be starting next week,” she said.
 
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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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