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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don't let this look fool you.


It looks like an abandoned warehouse. The  outside is old and falling apart, but it is full of activity on any fishing day, a packing and freezing location for Pacific Seafood, a company with a major presence in the Northwest.  This building at the Port, in Port Orford, manages to move pounds and pounds of the freshest and most delicious fish you will ever eat. Most of it is shipped frozen, or live in tanks.

The goal of this enterprise is to get the fish in from the boats and off to their destinations within hours. Most of the fish you eat on the west coast comes from this distributor.

Pacific Seafood is a big company, with a major presence in the Northwest.
Read about them: Pacific Seafood


Sustainability and Quality are their trademarks.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZRx3TbgRZRE

Fishing is one of the most difficult job on earth.  It is also the least appreciated.

14 comments:

Helen said...

We have to be among the luckiest folks in the US to be positioned in Oregon! Just returned from a long weekend in Portland where granddaughter Jenn has moved.
What a city!!! Thank you so much for the 'Charlie' comment. Yes, I am proud of the boy almost man ... though he does need to buckle down in school and not fixate on skiing and guitar quite as much!

rosaria williams said...

I started the post thinking about how my cat looks ferocious, but and gives me strange looks. Yet, she is a real pussy=cat, sweet and mild and quietly pleasant. I thought of how all of us dress when we meet new people, or go off to a fancy place. We have that ability; and we have the desire to appear different in different circumstances.

Then, as I searched for a picture, and this popped up,it took me somewhere else.

rosaria williams said...

I started the post thinking about how my cat looks ferocious sometimes. Yet, she is a sweet, mild pussy=cat.

All of us dress differently, for each group we belong to, or places we frequent. We have the ability to present ourselves in different ways for every new circumstance.

Then, as I searched for a picture, and this popped up,it took me somewhere else.

Brian Miller said...

very cool...i love fresh seafood...had a bunch when i lived in FL as i was 30 minutes off the coast...but i am a bit further now...sadly...

Hilary said...

Yum.. seafood. There is indeed nothing better than fresh fish. I've only been fishing for about 5 years, now but a fresh walleye which goes from the lake to pan to the plate in a matter of hours is just beyond compare.

Joani said...

I'm not fond of fish but have watched film of fishermen on the seas and I, not liking water, would not like being one of them. They do an awesome job. Each industry has a highway which it follows to get to the consumer. Thanks for sharing.

Kitty Cat said...

Thank you for letting me know where many my lovely fishy meals comes from. :)
I do LOVE fish.

Phoenix said...

I consume fish about once a month so I never really consider where it's coming from or the hard work going into bringing it to my grocery store. Thanks for a great new perspective, Rosaria. :)

yaya said...

You don't hear many kids say when they grow up they want to fish for a living..yet look how much we eat fish and depend on it as a source of healthy food choices. They deserve our thanks for sure! You're lucky to live so near the place to get wonderfully fresh products like this.

The Broad said...

Well said, Rosaria. When we lived in Olympia a few years ago we were amazed at the wonderful fish available to us. It is such an important industry and unfortunately the livelihoods of so many small fisherman are under threat by the factory ships and the over fishing that is going on throughout the world.

Rob-bear said...

That's my diet. A sea food diet. Sea food and eat it. (Oops; spelling mistake: "See food diet."

the walking man said...

Sustainability--gads if all companies would make that word a part of their mission statement regarding something other than their profit, I maybe just might be able to quit harping about the lack of sustainability.

becky said...

Lucky you, fresh fish at hand! We have fresh grouper and tuna on the coast of Florida...

However, when we go to Iowa for the summer, not so much :)

Sightings said...

I know because I've seen "Deadliest Catch," plus my brother-in-law spent a cpl of years fishing in Alaska when he was younger and he occasionally tells us a story about frozen beards and bloody fingers. But ... isn't a lot of the fish farmed these days?