Quin-Sea Fisheries – a division of Royal Greenland - officially opened its live lobster facility in New Harbour, Newfoundland, on Sept. 18, nine months after breaking ground at the site.

The facility is the first of its kind in Newfoundland and will allow the company to supply live Newfoundland lobster to global markets on a year-round basis.

In late 2018, Quin-Sea announced its intention to promote Newfoundland lobster and establish it as a globally recognized brand. As part of its strategy, Quin-Sea has now initiated several international air shipments to target markets, China being top of the list, and in the coming weeks its sales into Europe will commence.

“Through significant investment by the company, new opportunities are being created to add value to the Newfoundland lobster; and new employment is being created in regions where it is needed,” said Managing Director Simon Jarding.

The facility is expected to boost the local economy, with 20 positions already created and more expected through associated spin-off activities.