As executive director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Eckholm was instrumental in guiding and building ASMI's international efforts to regain credibility and acceptance after losing an estimated $350 million caused by publicity associated with a Food and Drug Administration recall of canned salmon.
Eric Eckholm, the man credited by many Alaskan canned-salmon-industry leaders with guiding its return to health after the devastating botulism recall of 1981, died in Seattle yesterday of cancer. He was 44.
The development of the veterans park — to be located near the high school on property leased from the school — was always envisioned as a long-term project anyway, Eckholm added. The delay of a few months on a single grant won’t really have much affect on the overall development.