Tag Archives: Quin-Sea Fisheries

Suffocating lobster: Licence suspended for Quin-Sea operation in Southern Harbour

Seafood inspectors with the provincial fisheries department converged on the Quin-Sea Fisheries operation Tuesday, fastening yellow caution tape to the wharf with the words “under detention” in black letters. Tethered just outside the wharf and floating on the surface were more then 100 plastic crates, each capable of handling up to 100 pounds of live lobster. Sources say thousands of pounds of lobster have died recently at the site because of what was described as an “overcrowding” of lobster stored in a nearby holding pen. >click to read<17:23

Paul Davis raising questions about sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries and CETA

Opposition Leader Paul Davis is raising questions about the pending sale of one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest seafood companies to a firm wholly. It was revealed last month that a company called Royal Greenland has reached an agreement to purchase Quin-Sea Fisheries Ltd. In a news release issued on New Year’s Eve, PC leader and former premier Paul Davis said he has written the licensing board, urging it to consider a number of questions, including the possibility that a foreign company may gain control of Canadian seafood quotas. Read the article here 16:35

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