Tag Archives: Notre Dame Seafoods

Twillingate fishery stuck in ice, shrimp plant future uncertain

A pair of dark clouds loom over the fishery in Twillingate, and good weather might improve only one of them. Long-lasting sea ice has put a chill on traffic at the town’s wharf, meaning less work for dockhands and a slump at the town’s grocery stores. That ice might also be part of the reason why plant workers are still searching for answers about their shrimp processor. The town hasn’t seen ice last this long for decades, according to Gord Noseworthy, mayor and harbour master. “This time last year, where all your boats is coming and going, you looked up there and there was eight and nine tractor trailers out there at a time, all taking full loads and going.” The town’s grocery stores, oil companies and liquor store have also been feeling the pinch,,, the future of the shrimp plant is not so certain. click here to read the story 17:27

Millions of pounds of unprocessed fish approved for export as MPR exemptions increase

The approved exemptions allowing millions of pounds of groundfish to be shipped out of the province unprocessed last year, even as it stressed the importance of minimum processing requirements (MPR) to rural regions and squabbled with Ottawa over relinquishing them. CBC Investigates obtained details on all requests for MPR exemptions from 2010 through 2014, using access to information. That data reveals an increasing number of requests, and approvals. And some of the species involved may be surprising. Read the rest here 09:51

Impact of Shrimp Quota Cuts Felt in Twillingate: Mayor

The impact of drastic cuts to the inshore northern shrimp quota are being felt this summer.  says the third shift at the Notre Dame Seafoods plant in Twillingate didn’t get any work, and he’s not sure what that will mean in the long term.  He says the second shift still hasn’t earned enough hours to qualify for Employment Insurance, and the third shift hasn’t had any work at all. Listen to the audio’s here 15:01