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...

From Our Local Waters to The Costco Frozen Seafood Aisle

In late November, Ocean Choice launched a new product line – Canadian Halibut portions – at 15 Costco Canada stores in Ontario and Quebec. Our Canadian Halibut portions are a great example of how our offshore fishing operations support our land-based, inshore operations. Harvested by Newfoundlanders and Labradorians working on three of Ocean Choice’s offshore fishing vessels – the Katshesuk...

Meet Andrew Reid: His Love For The Fishery Began As A Young Boy

Andrew Reid has been working on Ocean Choice vessels for 10 years with 8 of those years as Chief Engineer on different vessels within the company’s fleet. “Working in the fishing industry is an extremely interesting career. Every day is different; every day is a new challenge. While I have worked on other vessels such as oil tankers and supply...

Showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador’s High-Quality Seafood to The World

In late October, members of our sales team from our local office in St. John’s as well as our offices throughout China made their way to the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China where they proudly showcased Newfoundland and Labrador’s high-quality seafood to the world. The China Fisheries and Seafood Expo is an important show for Ocean Choice....

Supporting the Province’s Future

For many years, Ocean Choice has been providing scholarships to students attending local schools in each of the communities where our processing plants are located. Every year several students are honored in Bonavista, St. Lawrence, Fortune, Triton and Port au Choix with scholarships to support their post-secondary studies. We work with the local schools who select the scholarship recipients...