The shuttered Ocean Choice International (OCI) fish plant in Port Union, Newfoundland has been handed over to the Municipality of Trinity Bay North.
The plant was closed in 2010 after being severely damaged by Hurricane Igor. At peak capacity, the plant employed more than 170 workers.
OCI said after six years without finding a way to reopen the plant, the company decided to transfer the plant over to the municipality at no cost. The company added that it has done more than $2 million in work to the building, about 30 per cent of what would be needed to restore it as a shrimp processing plant.
The Municipality has not specified what the plans for the plant will be, only stating that investors are interested in the property.