AFA is dedicated to providing quality product on each of its fixed gear vessels. Depending on the fishery, fish are harvested using either gillnets or hook and line gear. Product is landed as frozen (turbot) or fresh (Atlantic halibut and cod).
Turbot is usually processed as whole frozen product in headed and gutted (H&G) form. The fish is headed and gutted on the vessel and the gut cavity is thoroughly cleaned. Prior to packaging the H&G fish, heads and tails are sorted by size. The product is usually offloaded in Greenland where it is then shipped to Asian markets for sale.
Atlantic halibut are harvested using hook and line gear on the Grand Banks . The product is landed head on, gutted in Nova Scotia where it is then shipped to the US market as fresh product.