The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange
Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label
Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers
Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction
The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities
Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York
The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks
Gloucester Daily Times
UPDATE: Whole Foods closing Pigeon Cove fish plant
SEAN HORGAN STAFF WRITER JUNE 17, 2019
For the second time in little more than a month, one of the city's shoreside seafood processing companies said it is closing operations and sending a locally-based workforce to the unemployment line.
"This is to inform you that Whole Foods Market's North Atlantic Region will be permanently closing its entire Pigeon Cove Seafood facility located at 15 Parker St., Gloucester, MA 01930 effective Aug. 15, 2019," stated Whole Foods' letter to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. "The closing will impact approximately 59 employees."
The Pigeon Cove plant, which has operated at the Everett R. Jodrey State Fish Pier for more than 20 years, cleans, cuts, packs and ships seafood for Whole Foods stores. It no longer handles local seafood. rest of story