Icicle Seafoods, one of the largest seafood processors operating in Alaska, is set to be sold to one of the largest salmon farming companies on the Canadian east coast.
Icicle's involvement in the farmed Atlantic salmon business will be familiar territory to presumptive new owner Cooke Aquaculture, but the wild salmon segment will be a first for the family-owned company. Cooke Aquaculture will also acquire Icicle's groundfish operations.
"It's a complementary position where you have both the wild and farming side of the business," said Nell Halse, vice president of communications for Cooke Aquaculture. "You can merge marketing and distribution and provide customers of Icicle with a huge range of products."