Harbour Breton

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Harbour Breton
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Harbour Breton is located in Newfoundland
Harbour Breton
Harbour Breton
Location of Harbour Breton in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°29′N 55°50′W / 47.483°N 55.833°W / 47.483; -55.833
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
 • MayorGeorgina Ollerhead
 • MHAElvis Loveless
 • Total1,634
 • Density118.9/km2 (308/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709
WebsiteCommunity Website

Harbour Breton is a small fishing community on the Connaigre Peninsula in Fortune Bay, on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in Canada. It is the largest center on the Connaigre Peninsula and was long considered the unofficial capital of Fortune Bay. Many residents resettled from Sagona Island, Jersey Harbour, Little Bay West, Miller's Passage, Red Cove, and Grole.

Industrial history[edit]

Newman Co.

Harbour Breton is known for its rich fishing history. But the first major company to take up post here was Newman & Co. Based in England and famous for its port wine, this company happened upon the value of the town's marine climate in its wine aging process.

Harbour Breton has a notable fishing history, including companies such as Fishery Products International (FPI), which removed itself from the town in April 2005.[1] The Cookes Group of Companies renovated the plant used by FPI and re-opened its doors in December 2006.[2][3] Cooke Aqua started a salmon processing operation in Harbour Breton at the Bill Barry Group of Companies plant in 2008. The plant employed about 150 people, but it closed on Jan. 31, 2014 when the Barry Group didn’t renew its lease with Cook Aqua.[4][5][6][7][8] Barry Group Inc. opened a fish meal plant in Harbour Breton in 2017.[9][10][11][12]


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  13. ^ "Harbour Breton". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2015.

Coordinates: 47°29′N 55°50′W / 47.483°N 55.833°W / 47.483; -55.833