Winterton based Green Seafoods Limited has been selected to test new seafood processing equipment on behalf of the provincial government.
Newfoundland and Labrador
In a release on Oct. 17, Fisheries Minister Keith Hutchings announced funding of $72,582 to examine the effectiveness of cooking and cooling equipment modified to work more efficiently.
The funding was made available through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program.
“The size of this equipment makes it easy to install it within our existing operations, and the daily start-up is expected to be significantly reduced, which is much better from a cost perspective compared to our existing cooker,” said Derek Green, owner of Green Seafoods Limited.
The company also maintains a mussel farm in Pleasantville, Notre Dame Bay.
To reduce the length of the cooking process, new latest steam cooking technology is being used that will double stack snow crab, mussels and whelk moving through the system.
This process will eliminate the need to preheat and maintain cooking water and is expected to achieve energy savings.
The funds will be sued to support the design, plant modifications and professional support services required to integrate the equipment into the company’s plant.
“This will provide greater production flexibility in that we will no be able to produce more than one species in one day I am excited about the benefits this new equipment could bring.”