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Under American colonial rule in the early 1900s, Filipinos traveled to work on pineapple plantations in Hawaii and later in fish canneries in Alaska and elsewhere on the mainland until entry restrictions eased the exodus.
In the 1968 boycott fishermen refused to leave port until the canneries agreed to purchase their catch.
The cooperative, formed in 1878 by about 200 gillnet fishermen, grew out of increasingly contentious disputes between cannery owners and fishermen at a time when Astoria was one of the country's foremost fishing capitals.
San Diego was once called the tuna capital of the world, but by the 1960s the fleet had shrunk and some tuna canneries closed.
But unregulated, wholesale commercial harvest of sea turtles — a cannery was located in Rockport — during the late 1800s and early 1900s devastated the state's green turtle population.
Local officials estimate 10 to 15 vehicles will travel the road daily, which may include employees coming to work at a seafood cannery in King Cove.
Higher wages and better treatment would increase the cannery and fish processing workforce from American shores.
Many of the organization's clients are employed in the landscaping industry, perform agricultural work or are packing-house workers, cannery workers, or meat and poultry workers, according to the group.
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