Who and Where We are
Labrador Gem Seafoods was incorporated in 1997 by Danny Dumaresque as an international seafood marketing company. In 2002 Mr. Dumaresque established his 1st of 3 processing operations and continued to market various Canadian seafood products throughout the world. In 2013 he sold 2 of these processing plants and is presently operating its plant in Ramea, Newfoundland and Labrador, as the only wild harvested half shell bay and sea scallop plant in Canada.
Our plant is registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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 the establishment list in China.
Ramea, NL is a beautiful island community of 500 people situated 10 miles from the big Island of Newfoundland on its Southwest coast, 40 miles from the French Islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. It has over 200 years of seafood processing since it first did salted cod and other groundfish. Today, the population is a third of its former self but the plant remains the key to the economic stability of this community. Our scallops are sustainably sourced and its success will determine the long term viability of this special Island community.
SUPPLY and HARVESTING AREAS
Our main supply comes from a partnership with the MV Setting Sea II which harvests all of its products using a RSW system for quality control, in FAO Area 21, scallop fishing zones 1-11 in the Northwest Atlantic ocean.
All our products are wild or diver caught, sustainably fished and fully traceable from the time they are harvested.
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 scallops working to preserve this place and its people for decades to come !