Ocean Choice International is adding a new state-of-the-art vessel to its fleet.
The Newfoundland and Labrador owned and operated fish harvesting and process company is investing in the construction of a new artic class vessel that will create roughly 70 new full-time, year-round positions.
The company also expects the new vessel will create indirect opportunities for the local service sector.
The vessel, being designed in Skipsteknisk in Norway built by Tersan in Turkey, will house onboard technologies designed to maximize yield and minimize processing times, as well as environmentally conscious features.
“The broad suite of technology and energy efficiency investments in this vessel will contribute to the introduction of one of the most modern and efficient fishing vessels in the Canadian fleet,” OCI president Blaine Sullivan stated in a press release.
Delivery of the new vessel is expected next December.