Houston, Texas, August 29, 2011 – Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE symbol: OME), a nutritional ingredient company and the nation’s leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced today that its Reedville, Virginia facility has suffered no material property damages from Hurricane Irene. All of the Company’s fishing vessels, its fish processing plant and its Health and Science Center were unharmed except for minor problems caused by the storm.
The Reedville facility currently is without power, which will restrict normal operations until power is restored. The Company cannot predict when power will be restored although it is hopeful this could occur this week.
About Omega Protein Corporation
Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) is a nutritional ingredient company and the nation’s largest producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products. Omega Protein’s marine product lines are sourced from menhaden, an Omega-3 rich fish harvested along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
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