Tag Archives: Ocean Choice International (OCI)

Getting Screwed – Fish plant workers wonder if OCI can live up to employment promises

Fish plant workers on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula say they’re not confident in assurances about jobs and are questioning whether their employer is living up to promises it made. The fish plant in Marystown is currently being demolished after Ocean Choice International (OCI) shut it down in 2011. For Allan Moulton, who worked at the plant for 42 years, it’s a heartbreaking sight. Read the rest here 09:53

Ocean Choice International (OCI) charged with 8 violations in connection with 2012 death

Ocean Choice International (OCI) has been charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in connection with the death of a worker onboard a shrimp trawler almost two years ago. The fatal incident happened on board the Katsheshuk II while it was en route from the Funk Island Bank to Bay Roberts in February 2012.  Read [email protected]  10:46

No takers for extra yellowtail quota – ‘We didn’t get a single proposal come forward,’ Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Derrick Dalley

untitledThe Government of Newfoundland and Labrador says there has been no interest from any parties wanting to access some of the two-million pounds of unused yellowtail flounder that it put up for grabs this past December. [email protected]  14:18

Bad Deal Scrutinized – OCI was granted government approval to ship out all of its redfish and 75 per cent of its yellowtail flounder unprocessed.

[ST. JOHN’S, NL] – Liberal fisheries critic, MHA Jim Bennett, is still putting pressure on the provincial government to release details on the progression of a deal with Ocean Choice International (OCI) which granted the company an export exemption to ship out unprocessed fish. [email protected]