Trident Seafoods’ continues to fight a worsening COVID-19 outbreak at its fish processing facility in Akutan, Alaska. The plant, which processes pollock, cod, and crab provided by a fleet of fishing vessels, now has 135 positive coronavirus cases. Evacuations by air and sea have been carried out for some employees. As of Tuesday, January 26, 307 workers at the plant had been tested. The positive test rate was almost 44% of plant personnel.
The outbreak at Trident demonstrates the continued dangers faced by commercial fishermen and other shoreside personnel in the Alaska seafood industry due to the spread of COVID-19. BoatLaw, LLP has represented commercial fishermen throughout the pacific northwest for over forty years. The firm’s admiralty lawyers stand ready to assist.
Source: The Seattle Times