American Seafoods Group, Seattle, said it acquiredGood Harbor Fillet LLC, a Gloucester, Mass., frozen seafood processor fromCreo Capital Partners LLC. Terms were not disclosed.

Good Harbor Fillet processes frozen fillets, fish sticks and other items for retail co-pack, private label, foodservice and military channels.

“In this era of continuing industry consolidation, the acquisition of Good Harbor is a natural fit for integration into our land-based company," said Bernt Bodal, American Seafoods chairman and CEO.

“We welcome Good Harbor into American Pride," added John Cummings, American Seafoods president.
"They have a strong history of customer focus and innovation with product lines such as the exclusive, all natural NutraPure® fat blocker technology.  This business consolidation strengthens the value we deliver to our customer partners.”

American Seafoods said it will integrate Good Harbor into American Pride's network of operations including value-added fish processing, scallop processing, USDA-approved specialty foods workshop and cold storage warehouses.

Bill Stride is Good Harbor's president.

“I foresee exciting opportunities for Good Harbor from the tremendous expansion of supply resources and access to broader market channels that this deal provides," he said.

American Seafoods operates a fleet of vessels and HACCP-approved production facilities located in New Bedford, Mass. The company produces a diverse range of fillet, surimi, roe and block product offerings, made from Alaska pollock, Pacific whiting, Yellowfin sole, and Pacific cod. Finished products are sold worldwide through an extensive global distribution and customer support network.