Inverness group Gael Force launches Canada base

Gael Force Group has established a Canadian base as it grows its offering across the Atlantic.

Gael Force Group has launched a base in Newfoundland and Labrador. Picture: contributed
Gael Force Group has launched a base in Newfoundland and Labrador. Picture: contributed

The Inverness-based supplier of aquaculture equipment, technology and services has launched a base in Newfoundland and Labrador that will supply its Canadian customers with a range of services including commercial fishing support.

Gael Force is currently building feeding barges and designing and supplying technology equipment for new sites in the Atlantic Canada region.

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The firm, whose clients including Norwegian seafood company Mowi, hailed a number of new contract wins since the start of the year.

Gael Force business development director Stephen Divers said he had seen first-hand how the industry can positively impact rural economies.

He added: “The similarities between Newfoundland and Labrador and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland give us tremendous confidence that aquaculture can be transformative for the area.”