Crew Safe After Fire Onboard OCI Scallop Vessel
Above photo: Courtesy of TSB.
At approximately noon NST, Ocean Choice received notice from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre that the Atlantic Destiny succumbed to damages sustained on the evening of March 2 and the vessel has sunk.
“While we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our offshore fishing vessels, we are extremely relieved and thankful that all of our 31 crew members were safely transported ashore and are currently in the process of reuniting with their families ...
World-Class Sea Cucumber Processing Technology on Display
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI), together with the Town of St. Lawrence and Ocean Choice International, recently hosted the first in a series of NATI Innovation Days.
The event demonstrated how technology and innovation is being embraced in traditional industries to modernize operations, increase competitiveness, expand markets and create greater economic opportunity for communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The world is changing and so ...
Canada’s First Redfish Fishery Achieves MSC Certification
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) today announced Canada’s first redfish fishery to meet the globally recognized MSC Fishery Standard.
With this achievement, Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus), also known as Atlantic redfish or ocean perch, caught in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Division 3LN, can now be sold as MSC certified by companies with MSC Chain of Custody certificates.
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OCI Announces Buyout of Minority Partner
Ocean Choice International (OCI) today announced the successful buyout of its minority partner, Landvis Canada Inc.
Two of the founders of OCI, Martin Sullivan (CEO) and Blaine Sullivan (COO), are now the sole owners, making the company 100 per cent locally owned and operated.
“This transaction is another important positive milestone for the future of OCI as a leading global seafood supplier and will give us much more flexibility to successfully carry out our growth strategy. This is a ...
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 ...