Tag Archives: Old Perlican

Outside buyers allowed in cod market as fishermen protest in St. John’s, Old Perlican

Buyers from outside the province will have a 14-day window to purchase cod from Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters, Gerry Byrne’s announcement comes as members of the The Fish Food And Allied Workers Union set up on the waterfront in St. John’s Monday morning, giving their cod catches away for free to protest what they say is a processors’ refusal to buy it. Union members are also protesting outside the Royal Greenland plant in Old Perlican, and the FFAW said it submitted an official request to Byrne Monday morning, asking that outside buyers be allowed into the market. >click to read< 16:48

Danish company poised to take majority ownership in Quin-Sea Fisheries

One of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest seafood processing companies is about to undergo a change in ownership, with Royal Greenland of Denmark poised to buy a majority ownership in Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited. Details of the purchase have not been disclosed, and the deal is contingent on the approval of the provincial government. Quin-Sea spokesman Gabe Gregory says it is a positive development for the industry, since Royal Greenland is a very large company with access to an extensive marketing and sales network in Europe and Asia. Read the article here 12:22