the number three fishing port in the country - and it wouldn't rank so high if
it wasn't for the dedicated local processing work force.
message sent to workers from the Kodiak City Council during last night's
regular council meeting.KMXT's Maggie Wall has more.
are impressive. At least one in four Kodiak workers are employed in seafood
processing. They handle roughly 330
million pounds of seafood annually.
And five of
the area's top seven employers are processors.
recognition of the major impact seafood processing workers have on the
community, the Kodiak City Council last night passed out certificates of
recognition and bright red tee shirts.
The shirts -
distributed through participating processing plants - are part of the annual ritual to help processing
workers feel special and appreciated - because, as Councilman Gabriel
(s'RAW-vee-ah) pointed out - they are:
-- (Gabriel 33 "I
want to say...in the nation.")
the person who brought the annual Seafood Processing Workers Day to Kodiak
after seeing how well it worked in Cordova.
John Whiddon, a manager at Pacific Seafoods praised the workers on cannery row.
- (John Whiddon :33 "Just
to say...and year out.")
A number of
seafood workers were on hand last night to accept certificates to take back to
their plants and to accept red tee shirts for themselves.