Every year hundreds of people come to Petersburg from all over the world for a summer job. They’re here to work in Petersburg’s seafood processing plants where millions of tons of salmon and other seafood are packaged up and sent to far flung parts of the planet. The canning factories are a crucial part of the industry which drives Petersburg’s and Southeast’s economy. But what about the people who can the fish? What are their stories?
This summer KFSK would like to present a few of the life stories of the people who work those long hard hours on the slime line.
Today we meet Deontea Vickers Idrisov. She’s a 48-year-old paralegal chef from Santa Monica, California. She sat down and talked to KFSK’s Joe Sykes about her husband, her love of Alaska and how she just can’t remember anybody’s name. But first she told us how she spends her days in the cannery.
If you’re a seasonal worker and are interested in telling your story, contact Joe Sykes at 907-772-3808.