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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,...

Meet Barbara Penney: An inspiring 20 Year Commitment to Keep Running for a Cure

For Barbara Penney raising much needed funds for the Canadian Cancer Society has become a family affair. Barbara, her sisters, aunts, nieces and friends have been participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in St. John’s since 2001 – the same year her sister Madonna was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced breast cancer. That...

Our Fortune Employees Flip Pancakes for Kids

In keeping with the spirit of giving during the Holiday Season, employees from Ocean Choice’s fish processing plant in Fortune volunteered their time with the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program at Lake Academy in Fortune where they flipped hundreds of pancakes for students. “We truly enjoy providing the students of Lake Academy with a healthy breakfast to start their day...

MV Calvert Nearing Completion and Supporting Year-Round Employment in Rural Communities

We are very excited and proud to say the MV Calvert, Ocean Choice’s new state-of-the-art green class groundfish vessel, will enter our existing fleet of five offshore fishing vessels during the 2020 fishing season. With the addition of the new vessel comes 70 new full-time at sea jobs – jobs that will see men and women from many rural communities...

Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 the gymnasium at the Marine Institute in St. John’s was packed with hundreds of smiling students and proud family members and friends. They were all there to celebrate the academic achievements of this year’s top students! Ocean Choice has proudly supported the Marine Institute’s Scholarship Program since the company first opened its doors. “The students...

Fishing Means the World to Us

By now you’ve probably seen our awareness campaign – Fishing Means the World to Us – on Television or online. The campaign promotes our people, who we are as a company while also promoting the fishery as a viable, sustainable, long-term industry for Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, this campaign reinforces our pillars of employment (1700 employees, including our plant...

Meet Lisa Ausum: A Laser-Focus For Quality Can Take You Places

Lucky for us, Lisa’s passion for the food industry started at a young age propelling her into an education and career that led her to where she is today. Lisa is the Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services at Ocean Choice – a role that keeps her driving food quality standards right here at home. For the last 10...