N.L. Sea Cucumber Fishery Hindered by Water Reduction Dispute
Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters are locking horns with processors over this year’s sea cucumber fishery.
The point of contention involves processors’ sampling, handling and grading protocols for the 2021 season, particularly involving the reduction for water contained within the harvested sea cucumbers.
The union representing harvesters, FFAW-Unifor, is claiming that harvesters used to deduct 23 per cent of the sea cucumber’s weight across the board to account for the water, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cape Broyle Sea Products Receives Funding For Sea Cucumber Processing
Cape Broyle Sea Products Ltd. is receiving $30,157 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to help achieve efficiencies and long-term viability of its sea cucumber operation on Newfoundland’s southern shore.
This funding will allow the company to hire consultants to analyze current technologies and processes. This work will include:
Market analysis to determine detailed customer product specifications;
Physiological research and ...