The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) would like to extend sincere congratulations to Gray Aqua Group for their anticipated largest harvest since operating in the province.
Today, July 15, Gray Aqua will commence its largest harvest to date since operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s harvest will commence with more than 2 million kilograms of Atlantic salmon from their Indian Tea Point farm site in Facheau Bay to be processed at their plant in Hermitage.
This particular harvest is their first in this province since 2013. Gray Aqua Group currently employs more than 60 people from the Coast of Bays region in their production and processing operations.
“We are very pleased to be back on the market, processing and selling our Omega Rich salmon. Both management and crew have worked extremely hard to build up production, and have taken great pride in their craft”, stated Tim Gray, President of Gray Aqua Group.
Mr. Gray continued, “The province of Newfoundland and Labrador should be commended for implementing the Bay Management Areas, which has proven successful from a fish health standpoint, to further enhance the production of Atlantic salmon; sustainably and environmentally responsibly”.
Mark Lane, Executive Director of NAIA, “We are very proud of Gray Aqua Group and their accomplishment in returning to market in 2015. Through their dedicated and hard working Newfoundland and Labrador team, they are once again producing premium seafood right here at home in the Coast of Bays”.
In 2013, Newfoundland and Labrador produced more than 22,000 tonnes of Atlantic Salmon valued at nearly $200 million.