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AE Capital City Weekly Pelican has never recovered from Seattle-based Pelican Seafoods’ decision in the early 1970s to sell all of its holdings to Kaio Suisan, a Japanese firm. In the late 1980s, Kaio Suisan sold its Pelican holdings to Kake Tribal Corporation. The cold storage, cannery, fuel dock, general store, company houses, and utilities were eventually returned to local ownership — the City of Pelican — in 2010.

Yakobi Fisheries: Pelican’s Homegrown Enterprise

A Yakobi Fisheries worker drives a load of processed salmon. The company exports both via the Alaska Marine Highway and Alaska Seaplanes. Courtesy image
A Yakobi Fisheries worker drives a load of processed salmon. The company exports both via the Alaska Marine Highway and Alaska Seaplanes. Courtesy image
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