Mission

To harvest QC fishing allocations through its wholly-owned vessel, a multi-species factory freezer vessel.

What We Do

Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation (QFC) harvests shrimp and turbot quotas from QC’s, Unaaq Fisheries Inc., and other Nunavut and southern quota holders. We are a major participant in the Canadian shellfish and groundfish industries and provide a premium cold-water seafood to national and international markets.

QFC owns and operates a 76-metre multi species factory freezer vessel, the Saputi. The Saputi operates with a 26 – 30 member crew depending on whether shrimp or turbot is being harvested.

How We Do It

Stewardship

At QFC we see stewardship as our corporate responsibility – it is embedded in our culture and incorporated into our day-to-day work. Stewardship of our resources, and our natural environment, to protect and sustain our Qikiqtani Region This means harvesting in a sustainable manner and working with regulatory agencies to protect our waters. This also means investing in our community’s inshore fisheries. We are committed to protecting our fishery for future generations.

Quality products

QFC is committed to quality and sustainability. We offer all-natural premium cold-water seafood to national and international markets. From the ocean to your plate, our shrimp and turbot are harvested using methods to maintain the highest quality products.

QFC offers the assurance of Canada’s standards of sanitation, hygiene and quality control. Through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Canada has a world respected fish inspection and control system. The industry operates under stringent policies, regulations, and inspections protocols governing the harvesting through to final packaged product.

Build Inuit careers

At QFC our greatest asset is our people. We are committed to our people and our communities. QFC’s objective is to maximize Inuit employment both at sea on the Saputi, and in our corporate and divisional offices. We work to build careers for Inuit, not just jobs. We offer high-quality employment in a safe, ethical and injury-free workplace.

Owner
QFC

Built
Norway, 1988

Flag
Canada

Fishing Gear
Twin trawl

Note
Classed with DNV

Length
76 m

Width
13m

Depth
8.12 m

Gross Tonnage
2634

Capacity
turbot: 900 tonnes
shrimp: 570 tonnes

Freezing Capacity
turbot: 35 tonnes
shrimp: 50 tonnes

Engine
Wartsila, 4080 hp, 3000kW

Contact

sales@qcorp.ca

867-979-8400

Iqaluit Office
922 Niaqunngusiaq Road
P.O. Box 1228
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0

Newfoundland Office
1121 Kenmount Road
Paradise, NL
A1L 0B8
709-800-2865

Type of company
Wholly-owned

Year established
2005

Location
Iqaluit, Nunavut

Number of employees
97

Inuit Employment
52%

Products

Coldwater Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) Crevette rose
Our shrimp is harvested from pure Arctic waters and frozen quickly at sea, to guarantee a premium frozen product to market.


Product information sheet

Greenland Halibut/ Greenland Turbot (Reinhardtius hippoglossides)
Our turbot is harvested from pure Arctic waters and frozen at sea to provide premium frozen products to the market.


Product information sheet
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