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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Fifty jobs boost at new west Cumbrian fish factory

Maryport is in line for an employment boost after plans were lodged to build a new fish factory, creating 50 jobs.

Details about the jobs were revealed as Glendawn Seafoods submitted an application for a new salmon processing plant.

It is the latest expansion from the firm after it revived an important employer in the town.

Just last month, 30 jobs were created when the company reopened the Glendawn Fish Factory, which closed after Cumbria Seafoods moved to the north east.

American businessman and former Maryport man Jonathan Brown bought and saved the company last year.

And exciting plans have now been revealed for the new salmon processing factory.

If approved, it would be built opposite the company’s current plant at Solway Food Park.

In a submission to Allerdale council, Glendawn said: “The project will create some 50 new jobs in the locality and will primarily be a salmon processing plant, processing Scottish salmon in the Glendawn factory and the new factory will be processing and packing smoked salmon.”

The factory would be open between 6.50am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday and from 6am to 10am on Saturdays.

Among other lines, the new factory would produce the salmon bacon that saw the company beat 43 companies from 14 different countries to the Prix d’Elite grand prize.

The product, currently manufactured at the company’s parent factory in the United States, also won prizes at the International Seafood Show in Boston, USA, in March.

Two residents from Ewanrigg Road, which is next to the Solway Food Park, have objected to the plans, saying that it will increase traffic, noise and rubbish in the area and be detrimental to their quality of life.

United Utilities has also objected to the plans as a public sewer crosses the site.

Allerdale council’s development panel will meet later this year to discuss the proposal.

Have your say

hello i work at glendawn and the factory dosnt start till 7am. its good for maryport more jobs is what the town needs. In this day of era money is a must!!!

Posted by glendawn random worker on 8 July 2010 at 23:08

I used to work in a fish factory during the summer of 69 i was only there for the summer to make a bit of money before i headed off to university and let me tell you folks it is not a walk in the park and it certainly aint nice coming home smelling of fish let me tell you my girlfriend at the time would'nt give me a cuddle after a hard days work because i STUNK.

Posted by Donald Pumperump on 2 July 2010 at 11:55

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