The offshore fishery starts right here in Atlantic Canada. From the people who work with us to the communities we work in and the partnerships we develop, we know how important it is to establish connections.

Learn more about how we develop strong relationships with our people and
our communities, all to help strengthen our economy, create jobs, and help bring our province to the world stage.

Our People

The people who work in the offshore fishery come from diverse backgrounds. They’re men and women who come from hundreds of communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Many have post-secondary education from institutions such as Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, or College of the North Atlantic. Others have worked in the fishery for many years and bring immense skill, experience, and knowledge to the profession.

When it comes to their roles, our people work on fishing vessels, in fish plants, in offices, and more. They’re mates, deckhands, engineers, quality controllers, processors, drivers, accountants, food safety specialists, trimmers, supervisors, and managers, all of whom help the offshore fishery thrive.

Our people primarily work year-round with steady employment they can depend on as the offshore fishery is active every day of the year.

Curious about joining the offshore fishery? Contact us today.

Our Communities

The offshore fishery operates throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Atlantic Canada. From coast to coast, you can find us working every day.

Every year, the offshore fishery employees in Newfoundland and Labrador earn $90 million worth of salaries. The nature of our business means many of those people are able to earn a living while living in rural communities. On top of that, almost 600 local companies are contracted for goods and services, such as product packaging, maintenance, groceries, fuel, equipment, freight, cold storage, etc. This amounts to approximately an additional $52 million spent directly with local producers and suppliers.

We value our communities, and we regularly donate to noteworthy causes in Newfoundland and Labrador, including:

The Gathering Place
Single Parent Association of Newfoundland
Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador
Scouts Canada
Girl Guides of Canada
Boys and Girls Clubs
Seniors associations
PTSD dogs for veterans
Cancer research
Arts and culture services in rural areas

The offshore fishery also provides in-kind donations of seafood products to non-profit organizations and fundraisers, as well as office space and other support.

Additionally, the offshore fishery supports postsecondary institutions, such as Marine Institute, in the form of scholarships for students and contributions to research.

Read our regularly updated page, Our Stories, to learn more about our community engagement.