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Quinlan Brothers Clarifies Pending Deal with Royal Greenland

Above photo: Quinlan Brothers Fish Plant, Bay de Verde, N.L. On November 2, Quinlan Brothers Limited issued a press release “to correct recent reports in the local media regarding its proposed business relationship with Royal Greenland.” Robin Quinlan, president of the Bay de Verde, N.L.-based company, stated he has decided to remain as an owner and invest further by facilitating the retirement of his father, Wayne. In the press release, the company said it has experienced ...

The Squid Return

Numerous Eastern Newfoundland ports witnessed the return of squid this past summer. Bay de Verde was one community where fishermen got their squid jiggers out of storage to haul up a few of the inky cephalopods.   Photos by Mark Blundon  

The End of a Dream

Above photo: Captain Ed Noonan at home in Bay de Verde Mackenzie’s Dream, a multi-species fishing vessel owned by Quinlan Brothers Ltd. of Bay de Verde on Newfoundland’s east coast, was one of the largest fishing vessels in the area in 2005. There were lots of other 65-footers in the Trinity and Conception Bay fleets, especially from Port de Grave, approximately 45 miles to the south, but Mackenzie’s Dream was 26-feet wide and higher than many vessels in her class and fitted ...

Fish Processing Icon Pat Quinlan Has Passed Away

Pat Quinlan, the co-founder of Quinlan Brothers, has passed away. Quinlan was born in Red Head Cove on November, 1929 – the youngest of seven children in the family of Patrick and Alice Quinlan. Throughout Pat’s life, he received many accolades and awards within the local community. However, it was as owner, manager, president and CEO of Quinlan Brothers Limited that Pat left his mark on the fishing industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. Living next to the prolific fishing grounds of ...

Up From the Ashes: Bay de Verde Plant Set to Re-Open This Spring

When overlooking the new modern fish plant adjacent to Bay de Verde harbour, it is hard to believe what transpired in the Northern Avalon Peninsula community nearly a year ago. An April 11 fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant, devastating the community and impacting the employment of about 700 workers. Vice-President of Quinlan Brothers, Robin Quinlan, recently told CBC that plant construction is coming along well and the company is hoping to be up ...

New Life for Bay de Verde

Plant Reconstruction Underway and Fisheries Infrastructure Improvements Coming What a difference a few months can make. The mood in the northern Avalon Peninsula community of Bay de Verde has gone from devastation to one of jubilation and hope. An April 11 fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community, impacting the employment of about 700 workers. But recent announcements by the company and the federal government ...

Quinlan’s Commits to be Processing Crab in Bay de Verde by Spring 2017

It has been three months since a fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community and impacting the employment of about 700 workers. On July 13, the company said during that period, it had worked with snow crab producers throughout the province to ensure that fish harvesters were serviced as normal. “In addition, Independent Fish Harvesters Inc at Brigus and Green Seafoods Limited of Winterton, have accommodated Quinlan ...

Engineering EOI Issued for Bay de Verde Plant

Quinlan Brothers continues to move forward with plans to replace the gutted Bay de Verde fish plant. One a week after the fish plant burned to the ground, the company has released a second request for expressions of interest – this time for engineering management, planning and design services. Quinlans is seeking EOIs from qualified engineering firms to assist with the overall planning and management for the layout, design and construction of a new facility. As manufacturing capacity ...

Fire Destroys Major Newfoundland Fish Plant

The owners of a Bay de Verde fish plant that was completely destroyed by an April 11 fire have committed to rebuild in the same community. Quinlan Brothers’ management officials said the large multi-species plant was fully insured and announced plans are underway to replace the facility that, at peak, employs about 700 workers from all over the province, including temporary foreign workers from Thailand. In a statement, the company said it is “diligently working to develop plans for ...

Quinlan’s Shell By-Product Project Enters Environmental Review Stage

The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation announced today that Quinlan Brothers Limited has registered a project under Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act. Quinlan Brothers Limited is proposing the development of a shell by-product drying facility in an effort to deal with the vast quantities of shell waste generated from their primary shellfish processing activities in Bay de Verde. Currently, the shell is landfilled at a site ...