The Association of Seafood Producers is a not-for-profit corporation which represents the interests of seafood producers generally in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador (NL), Canada. Our objectives are, among others, to:
- Provide effective input into policy decisions and regulatory matters, at all levels of Government;
- Participate in programs of direct benefit to the whole industry (e.g., grading, research and development); and
- Promote a positive image of the industry.
Current Members operate upwards to 65+ processing plants in rural communities, providing employment for thousands of individuals.
Member-Producer plant payrolls for 2014 approached $75 million.
Association membership represents a substantial part of the provincial processing industry, with 95% of the inshore shrimp production and 85%+ of crab production and almost half of all cod production.
Member Sales are in the order of approximately $600 million annually (NL production)