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Portland Fish Exchange

Trawl nets being stretched and mended in the ‘Net-Yard’ - located adjacent to the Fish Exchange

Portland Fish Exchange

The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange

Portland Fish Exchange

Baskets of groundfish coming from the hold into the unloading hopper

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange staff verifies individual fish for accurate culling weight using electronic scales

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange staff sorts groundfish by species and cull

Portland Fish Exchange

The scale master scans, weighs and bar-codes each individual container of groundfish

Portland Fish Exchange

Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label

Portland Fish Exchange

Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange has one of the largest refrigerated spaces in the State!

Portland Fish Exchange

Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities

Portland Fish Exchange

Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks

Portland Fish Exchange

The Exchange not only handles just groundfish – but can accommodate large trips of pelagic species – like tuna & swordfish and provides space to unload herring and menhaden harvesting vessels

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