A larger pump barge, new RSW holding tanks, more processing lines, and other improvements have doubled Icicle’s salmon processing capacity at the Wood River plant in Dillingham.
The fish processing plant at the lower end of the Wood River in Dillingham has a long history; so long that it strains city records and elder knowledge to recall the early years.
Going back to 1977, it was run by the New England Fish Company, then by variations of the Cherrier family and Earl King during the 1980’s, 90’s, and until Snopac bought the plant in 2008. Icicle Seafoods took ownership of Snopac’s assets in 2013, and the Wood River plant changed hands again.
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