Carino Processing Ltd.
Address: P.O. Box 6146, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5X8, Canada
Contact Person: Dion Dakins
Who we are
We are Carino
Located in the town of South Dildo, Newfoundland, Carino Processing LTD. (Carino) handles and produces marine fur skin, leather, oil and meat, which derive naturally from harp, grey, hooded and ring seals.
Preserving what nature produces
Viable hunting of abundant seal populations has long been a vital activity for settlers in Canada’s coastal regions. Today, professional seal hunters obtain license to hunt on an annual basis by authority of Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans under the Fisheries Act. There are strict management measures and regulations in place to ensure best quality, animal welfare performance and sustainability.
Carino is proud of its generational history in the seal products trade. Its flagship facility in Dildo has been a hub for the annual hunt for over 50 years. In this time it has evolved from a ‘wet’ pelt storage and oil rendering station to a modern operation producing garment ready and food grade products. Today the South Dildo location serves as an intake point for the majority of landings made by professional seal hunters throughout Eastern Canada.
International distribution has been a structural component of Carino’s business since a time when most seal products business was conducted through Norway. Today, Carino’s production operations are wholly based in Canada, though markets remain international.
Standards of quality and integrity
Carino’s production process is tailored to allow for the best natural benefits to be derived from seal. It takes specialized training and equipment to operate our modern dressing and dyeing factory, oil refinery, and meat packing facilities. Further, Carino is fully licensed by Canadian provincial and federal authorities in order to achieve the best standards of production (see more on certifications – link to products)
Fur / Leather
Produced at our environmentally friendly dressing and dyeing factory in Newfoundland, Carino proudly offers unique seal fur and leather products to the international market
With the production of high quality packed and frozen, free range, hormone-free seal meat, Carino can offer loins, flippers (shoulders), as well as racks or whole carcass.
Seal oil is rich in essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3. Licensed and certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Carino produces food grade seal oil using best practices for handling and processing to maximize obtainable health benefits of the nutrient-rich oils contained within the seal fat.
Seal meat is sometimes available by special order for agricultural purposes. Also available is animal-feed grade oil in crude form (fortified with antioxidants in the refining process). For more information, please inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org