Posted on: September 11, 2018 | Return to News
September 11, 2018
Town of Conception Bay South and Long Pond Harbour Authority Announce Sale of Land to Ocean Choice International
Today, the Town of Conception Bay South and the Long Pond Harbour Authority (LPHA) announced the sale of 12 acres of land in the Long Pond Harbour to Ocean Choice International.
“Ocean Choice International is a local, family owned company that is a leader in the Canadian fishing industry. We are very excited to have this Newfoundland company with global operations investing in Conception Bay South. The Town is committed to assisting in the growth of new businesses and the expansion of current enterprises. Our modern port and strategic location create a great opportunity for Ocean Choice International to thrive in their fishing operations, and we look forward to working with them in the future,” said Mayor Terry French.
“The Town of Conception Bay South, the Long Pond Harbour Authority, and MP Ken McDonald have been great to work with on this. We look forward to working with them, as well as the residents of the area, as we move forward with securing the necessary regulatory approvals for wharf construction and infill,” said Blaine Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Ocean Choice International.
“This sale would not have been possible without the support of the federal government. Member of Parliament, Mr. Ken McDonald, was instrumental in supporting and facilitating this transaction, and working with his colleagues in Ottawa to bring this to fruition. It’s a wonderful example of the two levels of government working together with the private sector to progress this important business opportunity,” said Mayor French.
“I am always excited to see business expansion in the Town of Conception Bay South and throughout the Riding of Avalon. It has been a pleasure to work with the Town of Conception Bay South and Ocean Choice International,” said MP Ken McDonald.
“I am very pleased to have such a big player doing business in Conception Bay South. Economic development of this magnitude is welcomed news to our Town and to the future development of Conception Bay South,” said MHA Barry Petten.
The Port of Long Pond has played an important economic role, not only for the Town of Conception Bay South, but also for Eastern Newfoundland and the Avalon Peninsula. Ocean shipping activity is a very important aspect of the growth and development of Eastern Newfoundland in general. Currently, exports from the Port of Long Pond include pyrophylite (Trinity Resources) and transshipment of oil (Woodward’s Oil). Imports include grain feed products (Country Ribbon Inc.) and cement (CRH plc.) It also serves as a port of call for offshore supply vessels.