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In 1967, we had to make a life-altering decision on Fogo Island... Leave our beloved island home and resettle on the mainland of Newfoundland and Labrador, or stay and find a way to make it on our own. We stayed and we made it our own. To ensure our survival, we turned to what we knew best for hundreds of years...the sea.


Following a process of community self-discovery now known worldwide as the Fogo Process, a series of short films were produced by the NFB under the direction of Colin Low that convinced the Government that these settlers would not relocate but instead rebuild where they were... our fishermen formed the Fogo Island Co-operative Society Limited, a community based enterprise on which we built the economy of our island. We built more boats. We built bigger boats. We took over processing facilities abandoned by private enterprise. We built more plants. We sought new markets.

 


The Fogo Island Co-op has not only survived, it has thrived. We have reached a milestone and this year we are celebrating 50 years in business. When giants in this industry failed, the Fogo Island Co-op remained steadfast, competitive and strong. Still resilant the Co-op continues to adapt and are focused on the future, diversifying within and outside the fishery... A future that will take us back to our humble beginnings... COD.  

 

We welcome people far and wide to come and celebrate this landmark year with us as push toward a new beginning.

 

        

 

   

 

 
 
 
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