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On the Waterfront – October 2017

Marine Institute Receives Funding for Eelgrass Restoration Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard recently announced that the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $4.7 million over five years for a project to help restore eelgrass ecosystems in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The Marine Institute is the first group in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive project funding through the fund. The ...

Clearwater Increases Investment in Arctic Surf Clam Fishery

Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. recently announced more than $5 million in new investments in Clearwater’s Arctic surf clam fishery. The investments in Glace Bay, N.S. and Grand Bank, N.L. will add new jobs, processing capacity and spur continued sustainable growth of the fishery. “Today’s investment is good news for local jobs, domestic seafood processing capacity and those looking for the very finest wild-caught surf clams from Atlantic Canada,” Smith said. “With ...

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 ...

Clearwater Increases Investment Arctic Surf Clam Fishery

Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. today announced more than $5 million in new investments in Clearwater's market-leading Arctic surf clam fishery. The investments in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and Grand Bank, Newfoundland will add new jobs, processing capacity and spur continued sustainable growth of the fishery. “Today's investment is good news for local jobs, domestic seafood processing capacity and those looking for the very finest wild-caught surf clams from Atlantic Canada,” ...

On the Waterfront – February 2017

‘Gentle Giant’ Jim Buchanan Dies in Fishing Accident The Cape Sable Island-Shelburne area of southwestern Nova Scotia has seen more than its fair share of ocean related deaths. Over the Christmas holiday, a huge Yuletide tree made of lobster pots was erected in the Cape Sable Island area. The ornaments were old time lobster buoys, the ones used before balloons and anchors tethered strings of 15 traps. Each ornament represented a fisherman lost at sea from the area. There were way ...

On the Waterfront — September 2016

OCT Transfers Port Union Plant to Town 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 ...

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 ...

OCI Transfers Port Union Plant to Town

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 ...

Dorset Fisheries Plant Totally Destroyed by Fire

Another Newfoundland fish plant has been lost to fire. The Dorset Fisheries plant in Norman's Cove-Long Cove, Trinity Bay burned to the ground Thursday night, totally destroying the facility that was employing about 70 people processing capelin. CBC is reporting that a transformer near the fish plant caught fire at around 9 p.m. and within minutes spread through the building. Firefighters from five different communities worked throughout the night but were unable to save the structure, ...

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 ...