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Delta throwback: Getting fresh fish in the village

Owner Ted Lloyd said he opened the business because he felt it was needed there
The new Harbour Fisheries operation in Ladner Village included both wholesale and retail sales. All kinds of fresh fish were sold. Delta Optimist file

Let’s go back to August 1971 when a new business in Ladner Village, Ladner Harbour Fisheries, opened at the corner of Elliot and Chisholm streets.

The wholesale and retail business owned one, 40-foot troll and packing boat and had 10 troll boats working exclusively for the company, catching salmon in the summer and cod in the winter.

Owner Ted Lloyd was a former manager of the Ladner Super-Valu and at the time owned Patio Restaurant in North Delta.

Lloyd said he was planning to add a smokehouse for the operation.

Manager Wayne Duncan said providing the retail outlet in the wholesale operation made it possible to sell fish that was fresh daily, adding, “Sometime I have trouble cutting it on the table because it’s so fresh.”