Thursday, August 12, 2010

Makkovik and Nain Fish Plant Update

The first catch of turbot for this season has been landed at the Makkovik Fish plant.

Junior Andersen is the Production Manager for the plant.

He says two fishing boats landed the catch yesterday.

Andersen says 26,643 pounds of turbot were brought in for processing.

He says the crab fishery is progressing well.

896,126 pounds of crab has been landed to date with three boats harvesting the shellfish.

Andersen adds there are seventy employees working at the plant.

Meanwhile, operations at the Nain fish plant have slowed down.

Deidi Kolhmeister is the Office Supervisor for the Nain plant.

She says 18,139 pounds of char has been landed to date.

That’s just a little under 2, 000 pounds shy of their 20, 000 pound goal.

Kolhmeister adds there are five fishermen fishing and twenty employees working at the plant.

The season for char closes August 14th.

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