St. John’s, NL, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 — The Association of Seafood Producers ensures its Member-Producers are committed to the safety of their employees and keeping their workplaces safe, amid another year of operating during a global pandemic.
“Safety is an absolute priority for seafood producers, and we have worked diligently since March 2020 when COVID first hit, to keep our workplaces safe,” says Derek Butler, Executive Director, Association of Seafood Producers. “We are committed to the safety of our employees, their families and our communities, and have adopted the best industry protocols to ensure safe seafood production.”
ASP has COVID working groups developed to stay on top of COVID-related issues, and is in regular contact with the appropriate health authorities in the province to ensure all requirements and recommendations are followed, including the appropriate use of masks for food production. The current provincial guidelines that our members follow can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/guidance/masks/, and if changes are deemed appropriate by public health, producers will adjust accordingly.
ASP understands these are challenging times and COVID-19 has been and will continue to be a complex situation. ASP does not take into consideration social media advice or recommendations, but rather relies on the official and appropriate channels such as provincial health authorities.
“Dr. Fitzgerald and her officials have done an amazing job from the start, and that is who we are trusting as the best source of information for helping us navigate our way through this global pandemic,” said Butler.