12/18/2013 12:22 EST | Updated 02/17/2014 05:59 EST

Ocean Choice International hails improvements at fish plant in Newfoundland

FORTUNE, N.L. - Ocean Choice International is marking the opening of a fish plant in southern Newfoundland after it underwent renovations to improve seafood processing.

The company has committed to creating a minimum of 110 full-time positions for at least five years at its facility in Fortune on the Burin Peninsula.

It also says it has leased a vessel to fish cod in an effort to boost activity at the plant.

Provincial Fisheries Minister Keith Hutchings also announced an additional $300,000 for the company for more harvesting and processing improvements.

Ocean Choice International operates six plants in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia that process groundfish, shellfish and pelagics.