Statement on the passing of William (Bill) Shinbane

WASHINGTON, DC April 25, 2013 Bill Shinbane loved his family, his employees and the seafood community. He saw potential in innovation, products and people. He used that vision to turn a small fish wholesaler in Los Angeles into a processor with a truly global vision.

More than five decades ago Bill saw aquaculture as the rest of us see it today; an essential part of the worlds seafood market. But his legacy can be found in more than just processing techniques, improved standards and keen foresight. In can be seen in the leadership of the entire Ore-Cal Corporation family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his son Mark and rest of the Shinbane family, as well as all of Ore-Cal. Bill will be missed.

John Connelly
President, National Fisheries Institute

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