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 Cecilio Escatell. He’s a 30-year-old from Houston, Texas who used to work in the oil industry. He sat down and talked to KFSK’s Joe Sykes about fatherhood, loss, and his love for the Lone Star State. But first he explained how he gets through the day working on the Fillet line at PFI.
If you’re a seasonal worker and are interested in telling your story, contact Joe Sykes at 907-772-3808. KFSK will be broadcasting more of these profiles throughout the next couple of months and you can find them online at kfsk.org.