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Christine Smith feels she was destined to work in the fishery

After 46 years of working in various payroll positions, Christine Smith is officially running her last payroll for our 100 employees at out Fortune processing facility. Christine vividly recalls her first day of work as if it was yesterday. It was on a Friday in May of 1975 that she started her career in the fishery and she has...

The Gathering Place receives fish from Ocean Choice to feed the hungry every Friday

We are thrilled to announce that since October Ocean Choice has been providing Guests of The Gathering Place with a healthy meal of fish on Friday’s – something that we will continue throughout 2021. “As a result of COVID-19, the number of Guests coming to The Gathering Place has been increasing daily. There are thousands of people every week in...

Meet Brad Keeping: Third Engineer on the NF Lynx

The shrimp fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador has seen a lot of changes. From wooden boats to state of the art modern vessels, innovation in technology has affected all aspects of the shrimp fishery, with Canada leading the world in production and quality. The Role of Engineering in Safety and Health We often don't think about the role engineering has in...

Responding to the needs of youth, Kids Eat Smart COVID-19 response

Every day in 258 schools and community centres across Newfoundland and Labrador, over 31,000 healthy meals are provided to children of all ages through the Kids Eat Smart Program and their 6,100 volunteers. On March 16, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the province closed their doors – leaving many youth without access to healthy meals. As a...

Supporting meaningful employment for persons with intellectual disabilities in St. Lawrence

Giving back to communities in which we operate is a priority for Ocean Choice. We make every effort possible to be a valued corporate citizen by actively supporting organizations in the communities where we operate and where our employees live. For many years, Ocean Choice has been a strong supporter of the 3(L) Training and Employment Program in St. Lawrence...

Sea Cucumber: Finding new markets for the future

Sea cucumber might not be a well-known species in Newfoundland and Labrador, but it is considered a luxury item in Asian cultures – something that has resulted in a relatively new fishery for the province. In the fall of 2012, Ocean Choice’s processing facility in St. Lawrence accepted its first landing of sea cucumber from a local in-shore fisher from...

The Calvert – Investing in the Future

The Calvert is Ocean Choice’s largest vessel at 74-metres long and 3800 gross tonnes. The Calvert is a modern vessel designed by Skipsteknisk in Norway and built by Tersan in Turkey. The world-class processing facility designed internally and was built and installed by local company, C&W Industrial Fabrication. Creating 70 new full-time jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Calvert is...

The Calvert’s Journey to St. John’s

On May 19, the Calvert left Turkey setting out on the vessels 4,200 nautical mile journey to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Travelling all of those miles, the crew was able to take in some stunning sunsets; they maneuvered through the busy Straits of Gibraltar, they enjoyed the solitude of the Atlantic Ocean and so much more.

Meet Captain Mike Hamer: At the helm of the Calvert

Captain Mike Hamer is no stranger to Ocean Choice’s offshore fishing vessels. He has held the Captain’s position on the Katsheshuk II – one of our groundfish vessels – for the past 15 years.  As Mike enters his 16th year with Ocean Choice, he is embarking on a new adventure. He is taking the helm of the company’s new...

The Calvert – A Green Class Vessel for Sustainable Harvesting

Ensuring we sustainably manage our ocean resources today and well into the future is a priority for Ocean Choice. We make every effort to reduce our impact on the marine environment and we take great pride in responsible fisheries management to help ensure the long-term health of our ocean resources for future generations of harvesters and processers. “As a company,...