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OUR PROCESS

Our commitment to quality doesn’t begin at the processing plant. It begins the second a product leaves the water and doesn’t end until the freshest possible quality is delivered directly to the customer.

 

From harvest to delivery, each step of the journey is calculated with temperature and freshness top of mind.

Harvesting.

HARVESTING

Our harvesters do their jobs with the environment in mind. We only accept sustainable fishing practices because that’s part of our culture. Our fleet of vessels employ advanced technologies, such as refrigerated seawater holding tanks, which guarantee freshness by allowing the species to be landed at the wharf alive.

Processing.

PROCESSING

Proximity to the fishing grounds is one of Quinlan’s major advantages. Our facilities are located at the water’s edge, meaning seafood can be processed just feet away from where it lands at the wharf. An integral part of our quality control program is traceability – knowing where our product is and where it came from. Not only can we tell you where and when our seafood was processed, we can tell you where and when it was caught and who Captained the vessel.

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Old Perlican

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Bay de Verde

Fishing
Grounds

The facilities at Bay de Verde and Old Perlican employ a CFIA certified Quality Management Program (QMP). The CFIA is a federal government organization with the responsibility of promoting the production of safe fish and seafood products. Mitigating risks to food safety is their highest priority not just for Canadians, but for all exports manufactured in Canada. These plants are also Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certified, leading to the highest achievable grade for food safety - the BRC AA certification.

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Features of Snow Crab Plant

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A separate state-of-the-art

Pilot Production Facility

for the conceptual testing and proving of

new crab processing technologies

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A custom designed

Raw Leg Cutting Table

providing a consistent and accurate cut ensuring maximum meat yield with zero defects

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Rapid Chill Brine Tank

locking in freshness and moisture

Following the fire in 2016, Quinlan rebuilt the Snow Crab processing plant in Bay de Verde with efficiency and quality control as the main priorities. Working with industry leaders Baader and Marel to purchase equipment and design workflow, the new facility is a state-of-the-art, tech-forward operation. This plant is the biggest Snow Crab processing operation in the world – processing over 15 million pounds of Snow Crab each year.

Features of Groundfish & Pelagics Plant

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Automatic

Product Sorting Line

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Automatic

Product Weighing Line

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Designed as a 

Multi-Species Processing Facility

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High Freezing Capability

to maximize quality and freshness

We process over ten different species of Ground Fish and Pelagics from our plant in Old Perlican, Trinity Bay - one of the oldest fishing communities in Newfoundland. Our raw material is harvested from nearby fishing grounds by local fishers and landed directly at the wharf.

Shipping.

SHIPPING

Our fleet of temperature-controlled trucks allows us to consistently maintain the cold chain throughout the entire product journey. This is the last step in the value-chain that we provide to our customers. Ensuring the raw material reaches your doorstep as the freshest, highest quality product possible. 

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