Tag Archives: Ocean Pride Fisheries

ACOA loans a half-million dollars to a Nova Scotia company helping Chinese men get boners

The sea cucumber, an alleged aphrodisiac, is getting Nova Scotians excited. ACOA is extending a $500,000 loan to Ocean Pride Fisheries to develop products from sea cucumbers, reports the CBC: A relation of sea urchins and starfish, sea cucumbers are caught by dragging a narrow roll bar, which skips along the ocean floor. The company has an enterprise allocation quota for 771,100 kilograms caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. It currently employs about 70 people on a seasonal basis and will add another 25, according to [Ocean Pride president Jules] Leblanc. Read the post,click here 10:57

Premier in Asia to help N.S. seafood firms promote products

Representatives of five Nova Scotia seafood companies promoted their products, with help from Premier Stephen McNeil, at an event in Guangzhou, China Monday. Asia is the third-largest market for Nova Scotia seafood exports and the companies provided chef demonstrations and company presntations. Seafood exports to the region made $132 million in 2014, according to a government media release. The companies are: Gidney Fisheries of Centreville, NovaCan Live Seafood of Arichat, United Trans of Halifax, Atlantic Canada Resources of Dartmouth and Ocean Pride Fisheries from Lower Wedgeport. Read the rest here 13:36