Cumbrian Seafoods factory to close –

Cumbrian Seafoods factory to close Published:  12 April, 2007

CUMBRIAN Seafoods has confirmed that its shellfish and coated fish processing operations at Glendawn Seafood factory are to stop, potentially leaving up to 50 redundant.

The factory, based in Maryport, Cumbria currently employs about 50 people. However, according to local media reports, employees have feared the company’s closure for a while.

In a statement issued to the local press, the company stated that it was opening a sixth factory in County Durham, which will be designed to meet sales demands in the UK and Continental Europe.

“As a result, Maryport facilities will become the centre of excellence for fresh and smoked fish and ready meals, while the company’s shellfish and coated fish business will be transferred to the new [Seaham] site,” the statement is reported to have said.

Additionally, the statement continued that the Maryport site was restricted by “a shortage of space, a lack of third party cold storage in the area and restricted availability of labour.”

A spokeswoman for the company confirmed the closure to FISHupdate, but declined to comment further. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.