Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Limited, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, NL
Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society, Limited (Torngat) is an aboriginal co-operative incorporated in 1980 by fishers and plant workers from five North Coast Labrador communities.
Torngat promotes, on a co-operative basis, the economic interests of its members in the electoral district of Torngat Mountains. This is achieved by supporting the acquisition of fishing rights and licences for members and by processing and marketing their seafood products.
Over the past 37 years, the Co-op has worked diligently to develop and grow the fishery for the benefit of the communities along the North Coast of Labrador. In recent years, Torngat has collaborated with the newly formed Nunatsiavut Government to increase fishing industry incomes and employment for future generations.
The Co-op currently operates processing facilities in the communities of Makkovik and Nain for the Snow Crab, Greenland Halibut (Turbot) and Arctic Char catches of its members. It owns one Northern Shrimp licence and harvests its Northern Shrimp and Greenland Halibut quotas though a partnership arrangement with another offshore licence holder.
Torngat employs approximately 120 people and its operations help sustain the 2,560 residents of the region.
(Note: communities served by Torngat overlap with NGC.)