Breakwater Fisheries won’t commit to rebuilding Cottlesville plant – fire was ‘100 per cent arson’;

The owner of the seafood processing plant in Cottlesville, New World Island that was burned by an arsonist in March says he’s not ready to say whether he will rebuild the facility. It’s a big blow for all of New World Island, said one former worker, who asked not to be named. The plant was a major employer in the small community on Newfoundland’s northeast coast, providing seasonal employment to 100 full-time and several dozen part-time staffers. One source said the operation processed between four and five-million pounds of snow crab annually, along with other pelagics such as capelin, mackerel and hearing. Read the rest here 09:50

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