OBI Seafoods LLC
On June 1st, 2020 two of Alaska’s oldest and largest seafood companies, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC and Icicle Seafoods, Inc. merged their wild salmon and Gulf of Alaska operations. The newly formed company was named OBI Seafoods LLC. Included in the merger were all five Icicle shoreside plants and all five Ocean Beauty shoreside plants in Alaska. Icicle Seafoods, Inc. and Ocean Beauty Seafoods Inc. each own a 50% stake in the new company.
Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ smoked salmon and distribution operations will remain under current ownership and will operate under the name OBS Smoked & Distribution, LLC.
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC was founded in 1910 and is owned by the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. As one of the largest seafood processors in the nation, Ocean Beauty Seafoods has plants and distribution facilities throughout Alaska and the Western United States.
Icicle Seafoods was first founded in 1965 and has been owned by the Cooke family since 2016. The company employs thousands of workers in their operations across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Unfortunately, crewmen working for even the best and oldest fishing companies are sometimes seriously injured through negligence or unseaworthiness. When these accidents happen, crewmen, processors, and crewmembers are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and Federal Maritime Law. Maritime laws are complex and different from state workers compensation benefits. It is important to understand your right to fair compensation when you have been injured. If your accident occurred as the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, lost earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, and medical expenses. In almost all cases, a crewman is entitled to receive maintenance, cure, and unearned wages. You are entitled to choose your own doctor for treatment and should receive a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical improvement. Read our list of steps to take if you have been injured at sea.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is committed to representing injured fishermen and fish processors. They understand your job, your injuries, and how those injuries will impact you the rest of your life. They know how accidents aboard fishing vessels and processors happen and how those accidents can be prevented. They are always on the side of the injured fisherman and fish processor. They do not represent the vessel owners or their insurance company. If you have be injured and need help getting fair compensation for your injuries, contact a maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation.