Tag Archives: seafood processing plants

Disappearance of Daley Bros. another harbinger of bigger crisis facing N.L. fishery

April 20 was a difficult Friday for dozens of people working with Daley Brothers Ltd. in New Harbour. Their hopes of returning to work at the two seafood processing plants in the Trinity Bay community were abruptly dashed, after word spread that the company would not be reopening.,, Owner Terry Daley has refused interview requests, and has even rebuffed questions from Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne, who’s trying to figure out if the closure is permanent, so he can activate government assistance for the displaced workers.,,, Another prominent company name in the industry is likely gone for good, much like P. Janes & Sons, Breakwater Seafoods and others. >click to read< 16:34

P.E.I. fishing industry wants more temporary foreign workers to fill vacant processing jobs

The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association wants changes made to the temporary foreign workers program to allow seafood processing plants to hire more workers. Executive Director Ian MacPherson said there needs to be enough workers to process the catch from the lobster season that is only a few months away. PEIFA is asking the federal government to loosen up the restrictions brought in by the previous government. Those restrictions limit the number of foreign workers entering the country. Read the article here 09:28