Scoular, Da Yang Seafood, and Bornstein Seafoods opened a new fishmeal processing facility in Warrenton, Oregon. The new plant is the first of its kind to open in North America in at least 25 years and will start processing Da Yang and Bornstein fish trimmings in early 2023.
The trimmings, which will originate in the nearby seafood processing plants, will be processed into fishmeal and fish oil, and both will be marketed under Scoular’s Encompass™ brand for pet food and aquaculture markets.
“Our new joint venture meets this demand through innovation and by bringing together two longtime local businesses with Scoular to create a sustainable protein ingredient for pet food and aquafeed,” said Scoular CEO Paul Maass.
“Bornstein Seafoods has long sought to utilize 100 percent of our seafood resources as locally as possible, and this new facility will allow us to do just that,” said Andrew Bornstein, vice president of Bornstein Seafoods. “Partnering with Scoular and Da Yang Seafood to not only optimize our ocean resources but also to reduce our need to ship these resources to distant markets is a big win for our local community. We are excited to be partnering with these great companies on this project.”
The facility is located at the Port of Astoria’s Airport Industrial Park and the USD 17.5 million plant notably contributed to its development and added USD 5.4 million to the local economy.
“The Port of Astoria welcomes this project to the Airport Industrial Park and Scoular to our community,” said Will Isom, the Port’s executive director. “This investment is a win for local business partners, the City of Warrenton, Clatsop County, the Port of Astoria, and the entire region. Scoular’s commitment to safety, integrity, and upstanding business conduct are values shared here in our small town and align with the Port’s mission to generate economic growth in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.”