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La Scie Tourism
Please take a few moments to explore our drop-down menu to see a little of the magnificent scenery and sights of the area as well as information and links to some of the services in town. You will also find a little more of our town's history as well as some information about us...The La Scie Tourism Association Inc. We hope you are enticed to visit and explore this unique and beautiful town.
The town of La Scie, population 872 (2016), is located near the Northeastern tip of the Baie Verte Peninsula along Newfoundland's Northeast coast. It is accessible via Routes 410-414 from the Baie Verte Junction on the Trans Canada Highway, midway between Deer Lake to the West and Grand Falls-Windsor to the East.
La Scie is the largest fishing community on the Baie Verte Peninsula. In its 'heyday the town was the site of one the largest fish processing plants on the island. Constructed and opened in the late 1950's, the plant employed several hundred workers and purchased codfish from several hundred fishermen in La Scie and surrounding areas in Green Bay and White Bay. The cod moratorium that began in 1992 lead to a downward spiral for the plant and today the building sits vacant -- a sad reminder of a bustling earlier era.
Today La Scie boasts one of the largest fishing fleets on the island although all of the fish off-loaded here is shipped out to other, more modern plants in various parts of the island. Currently 40-50 longliners fish out of La Scie in the offshore fishery. Another 25-30 smaller vessels pursue the inshore fishery. Although cod is still fished with very restricted quotas, crab and shrimp have become the mainstay.
Various other species including turbot, caplin, mackerel, lobster, lumpfish, and squid have replaced the dependence on cod.
This scenic outport community has much to offer to the traveling public. With its rugged coastline, surrounding hills, fishing boats, icebergs, whales, hiking trails, rich history and friendly townsfolk, there is plenty to see and do in beautiful La Scie.