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A History of the Gulf Redfish Fishery

“The rebound of redfish stocks is a true success story and shows how conservation efforts are critical to maintaining fisheries,” quoted former federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray. When Newfoundland and Labrador entered Confederation in 1949, it enabled Canada to declare the Gulf of St. Lawrence as inland waters because it was now enclosed on all sides by Canadian territory. Until then, it was open to foreign fishing nations. In relation to redfish, the Province of Newfoundland ...

Adjacency Should be the Most Important Criterion for Access to Fish Stocks

Above: Mark Blundon Photo   Much has been written recently regarding fisheries around Newfoundland and Labrador and most of it has merit for a sustainable industry in the future. Suffice to say, there is no use bemoaning the many mistakes made by past management practices. The following information came from experience working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and industry, along with the many opportunities to speak with fishers and fishing captains on small ...