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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two US East Coast seafood companies nearly $25 million (€22.8 million) in a bid for groundfish to be used in federal programs. Deliveries will start on the 1st of April and run on the 31st of October.

Massachusetts-based Blue Harvest Fisheries has been given a nearly $16.7 million (€15.3 million) award to supply a total of 64,800 cases of frozen haddock, ocean perch and Atlantic pollock to child nutrition and other related food assistance programs around the United States.

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Besides, the remaining volume of the contract has been granted to Channel Fish for Atlantic pollock and frozen haddock, at 36,000 cases worth almost $8.3 million (€7.6 million). The Boston processor has won for the third time this contract for the Fiscal Year 2022, according to the USDA.

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