End of an(other) era - last remaining sardine canning facility in U.S. closes

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February 26, 2010

By James Wright, SeaFood Business associate editor

2/25/2010 3:06:44 PM - Change is inevitable, but sometimes it's more painful than others. And it will be painful on 18 April, when 128 seafood-processing employees in my home state of Maine complete their final day of work at what has become a true dinosaur: the last sardine cannery standing on U.S. soil.

Last week, the news broke that the old Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, a tiny village in Downeast Maine, will cease operations. A lot of people around there weren't aware that a local firm no longer owned the facility that produces Beach Cliff-branded sardines, let alone the fact that it's been sold twice in the last decade — a sign of the times if there ever was one. It's now the property of Bumble Bee Foods, which became owner in 2004 when the San Diego company was part of the portfolio of Canadian firm Connors Bros. Income Fund.


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