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Bay de Verde fish plant will be rebuilt after huge fire, owners assure workers

Bay de Verde fish plantHundreds of vital jobs also went up in those billows of black ash but owners the Quinlan Brothers offered some much needed reassurance. “There has been a great loss of physical assets but all of it can be and will be replaced,” the company said in a statement late Tuesday. “The company is fully insured and it will rebuild at Bay de Verde as quickly as possible.” It also said it can serve fish harvesters “as normal” with backup plans for processing. “The company is working ’round the clock to put in place arrangements with other producers to add capacity, increase shifts, etc., that will ensure seafood landed is processed in a timely and high quality manner.” Read the rest here 16:29

Quinlan Brothers Bay de Verde fish plant is on fire, prompting evacuation

quinlan-brother-fish-plant-fire-bay-de-verdeFirefighters are at a fish plant in Bay de Verde, where an evacuation is affecting half of the eastern Newfoundland fishing community as concerns mount over a large ammonia tank inside the burning building.  Hundreds of people in the harbour section of the town have been forced out as of 7 a.m. ET, according to a town official. Bay de Verde Mayor Gerard Murphy told CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show that four fire departments were call in to battle the “massive” fire, which broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Read the rest here 09:11

Early morning boat fire in Harbour Grace

Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises general manager Paul Lannon was startled to receive a phone call that a boat at the wharf was engulfed in flames. The Abigail Grace, an almost 26-metre fishing vessel owned by Quinlan Brothers, had caught on fire earlier in the morning and crews from the Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Department were on scene. Read the article here  Abigail Grace will fish again, says Robin Quinlan Read the article here  09:33

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