An official from Service Newfoundland and Labrador has confirmed that work started this morning on the demolition of the abandoned fish plant in Englee. 

Englee Mayor Rudy Porter said in July that his town had been trying for years to do something about the former Sea Treat Ltd. plant, which had been falling into the town's harbour.

On Aug. 2, the provincial government said it would help the town deal with the removal of the facility and remediation of the site.