Pederson Point
Pederson Point

 

Facts

Weather: The summer weather ranges from foggy/cloudy and rain to clear, windy, sunny days. The average summer temperatures range between 37 to 66 degrees F.
 
Season Dates: The Pederson Point plant operates from early May to the end of July.

Employees: 225 at peak season.

The North Pacific Seafoods plant located in the Naknek area is known as Pederson Point. It sits on Bristol Bay and is 3.5 miles north of the village of Naknek, Alaska. With a population of about 680, Naknek is situated on Kvichak Bay, an arm of Bristol Bay  Bristol Bay is known as the “Red Salmon Capital of the World” as well as the gateway to Katmai National Park and Preserve. Due to its abundant red salmon runs, the first salmon cannery was built in Naknek, Alaska in 1890. Naknek has remained a major red salmon center, with strong runs to this day. Bristol Bay is a tundra area known for its broad tides lands, high brown cliffs with crowning greenery. The nearest commercial airport is in King Salmon, which is connected to Naknek by road and is located about 280 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The Pederson Point plant was built in the 1890s as a saltery and was later converted to a salmon canning operation.  North Pacific Seafoods purchased the facility in 1983. Today, the plant processes herring during early May, and salmon and salmon roe from mid-June  until the end of July.

Pederson Point facility

Pederson Point
PO Box 99
Naknek, AK 99633