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History

Originally a seafood marketing company, Labrador Gem Seafoods was incorporated in 1997 by Danny Dumaresque. In 2002, Mr. Dumaresque established the first of three processing operations and continued to market. Two of these processing plants were sold in 2013, with our sole focus to the multispecies plant in the Island community of Ramea.

Location & Community

 

Located 10 miles off the Southwest coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Ramea is a beautiful island community of 500 residents with a 200-year history of seafood processing that dates to the early days of flake-dried, salted cod. Completely inaccessible by road, our unique cultural and geographical placement is a source of local pride.

Labrador Gem Seafoods is committed to preserving our island ways of life. The waters from which we harvest (NAFO Division 3Ps) are some of the most prolific fishing grounds in the world. Swarming with life, the local varieties of shellfish, groundfish and pelagics make Ramea a choice location for sustainable and productive seafood processing.

Our plant is certified by Safe Foods Canada and registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Registration Number 0157) It fully conforms with all quality controls with HACCP and its QMP. It is also registered with the FDA on the Interstate Shellfish List, in the European Union and on the Establishment List in China.

The waters of NAFO Division 3Ps is one of the most prolific with shellfish, groundfish and pelagics making for a productive seafood processing facility on this Island. All of the fish are harvested sustainably and the application of value-added production ensures the sustainability of this community.

The Island is well served by having water and sewer, paved roads and an excellent TV, internet and cell service through the Ramea Broadcasting Corporation. A government ferry runs between there and Burgeo, NL up to 3 times per day providing safe and reliable service for vehicles and passengers at a reasonable cost. It is a beautiful place with wonderful people and Labrador Gem Seafoods is determined to keep this special production of multispecies seafood products working to preserve this place and its people for decades to come!

The quality of our products

Labrador Gem Seafoods is committed to preserving the pristine, natural qualities of our products. We maintain certification by Safe Foods Canada and are registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We fully conform with all quality controls under federal, provincial, as well as international quality management programs.

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Important Notice

We are currently out of inventory and closing our curbside pick-up at 420 Logy Bay Road. Thanks for all your support to date!

Good news – production will resume in April and we will be moving to a new location in St. John’s where we will offer our great seafood products, fresh and frozen. This will be a walk-in and curbside pick-up location. Stay tuned – official announcement coming soon!