Allen’s Fisheries Receives Over $99,000 to Implement New Processing Technology

Written by on November 23, 2014

assemblyA crab processing facility on the west coast of the province is receiving support from the Provincial Government to test new processing technology that could benefit producers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $99,780 to help Allen’s Fisheries Limited integrate new processing technology to enhance quality, productivity and product yield at the facility.

The project is funded through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program, which supports projects aimed at enhancing the harvesting, processing and marketing of provincial seafood, as well as supporting innovation in the aquaculture industry. Allen’s Fisheries Limited plans to have its processing line reconfigured with the new equipment for the start of the 2015 processing season.

Snow crab has been the most valuable seafood export produced by the province in recent years. In 2013 it was valued at over $355 million

 

“Allen’s Fisheries is always focused on producing the best quality product and using the most efficient technology possible. We expect this new semi-automated butchering equipment will help us achieve gains in both areas, and we thank the Provincial Government for supporting our trial of this equipment.”

– Richard Allen, Vice-President of Allen’s Fisheries Limited

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