Mary’s Har­bour to get new salt­fish fa­cil­ity

Labrador Fish­er­men’s Union Shrimp Co. plans to build new fa­cil­ity in place of old crab plant

The Labradorian - - CLASSIFIED - BY STEPHEN ROBERTS

Af­ter tear­ing down the old crab plant ear­lier this sum­mer, the Labrador Fish­er­men’s Union Shrimp Co. Ltd. (LFUSC) plans to in­tro­duce a new salt­fish pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity in Mary’s Har­bour.

Ac­cord­ing to LFUSC gen­eral man­ager Gil­bert Lin­stead, the new fa­cil­ity will have state-ofthe-art pro­cess­ing tech­nol­ogy, pre­pared in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the re­turn­ing cod fish­ery.

Lin­stead says LFUSC hopes to start con­struc­tion on the new fa­cil­ity as soon as the nec­es­sary doc­u­men­ta­tion is in place, and they iden­tify the proper build­ing and how it needs to be built.

He adds it will take some time to get the land pre­pared and the build­ing sup­plies or­dered.

LFUSC hopes the fa­cil­ity will be fully de­vel­oped over the next three to four years, and that it will be­come the main­stay of a pros­per­ous cod fish­ery.

The old crab fa­cil­ity was made ob­so­lete with the con­struc­tion of a new crab plant in 2014.

Lin­stead says it was di­lap­i­dated and, in some places, un­safe.

The new salt­fish fa­cil­ity will be lo­cated a cou­ple of hun­dred feet from the new crab plant and will be eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from the land­ing wharf, he says.

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The old crab plant in Mary’s Har­bour was torn down this sum­mer.

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