Monday, September 27, 2010

Torngat Fishery Season In Review

The operation of the fish plants in Makkovik and Nain were shut down earlier this year than last.

Keith Watts is the General Manager of the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative.

He says the crab fishery in Makkovik did very well this summer.

They came close to processing their quota of 1.1 million pounds.

On the other hand, the turbot fishery was a disappointment.

Out of a quota of 500,000 pounds, only 70,000 pounds was landed.

The char fishery in Nain didn’t do very well either.

Watts says only 20,000 pounds of char was landed, compared to the 31,000 pounds landed last year.

He adds they were able to smoke 5,000 of the 20,000 pounds.

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