Increasing utilization of the province’s cod and yellowtail resource, OCI opens expanded processing facility in Fortune

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2“The provincial government’s agreement with Ocean Choice International reflects our commitment to maximizing economic benefits from our fish resources, and ensuring the well-being of residents in rural areas,” Hutchings said in a news release. The province says OCI is committed to creating a minimum of 110 full-time processing positions for a minimum of five years. It also says the agreement between Ocean Choice International and the provincial government has improved the utilization of the province’s yellowtail resource and generated more economic activity for the fishery.  In 2011, 3,955 tonnes of yellowtail was harvested, but in 2013 more than 7,500 tonnes has been caught. more@gfwadvertiser  15:20

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