Business View Magazine | June 2019

234 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 T orngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Ltd. was first registered as a co-operative in 1980 and has been operating in the territory known as Nunatsiavut in northern Labrador since 1981. Its reason for being is that in 1979, the former Minister of Fisheries, the Honourable Romeo LeBlanc, set aside three offshore northern shrimp licences for Labrador. Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative was issued the one offshore northern shrimp licence for Northern Labrador/ Nunatsiavut. Torngat Fish Producers Co- operative Society Ltd. is a registered Aboriginal business, owned by more than 500 Inuit members, and headquartered in Happy Valley- Goose Bay. The Co-op exports a variety of fish throughout the world, including: Greenland halibut; wild Arctic char; brine frozen snow crab, and Icelandic scallops. The focus of Torngat Fish Co-op is to produce and sell high-quality seafood products and serve the diverse needs of its customers. As a government regulated, aboriginal cooperative which includes fish harvesters as well as plant workers in Makkovik and Nain, the Coop is managed by a board of directors and staff consisting of majority Inuit members. The Co- AT A GLANCE TORNGAT FISH PRODUCERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD. (DBA TORNGAT FISH CO-OP) WHAT: Aboriginal fish co-op; harvesting, processing, distribution of seafood WHERE: Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Newfoundland WEBSITE: