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Federal and Provincial Government Invest Over $25 Million in N.L. Seafood Sector

The latest round of Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) funding, totalling $25,327,448 over 147 projects, was announced for Newfoundland and Labrador in November. The funding announcement was made by Gudie Hutchings, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Elvis Loveless, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture. The announcement also featured statements by Member of Parliament for ...

Canada and N.L. Sign MOU to Speed Development of Offshore Wind

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has made steps towards speeding up offshore wind energy development in the province, but some have called for more consultation before the projects get underway. Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enable the development of offshore wind projects in the province. According to the N.L. government, this MOU will ...

Another Successful Year for the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show

The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show (NAFWS), presented by The Navigator and Master Promotions, recently concluded its latest edition at the Mary Brown’s Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The event, which ran from November 17–18, 2023, featured exhibitors and visitors from all aspects of the marine industry. This year’s NAFWS created a vibrant atmosphere for networking and knowledge exchange as well as an opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies, discover ...

N.L. Releases Latest Fish Price-Setting Review

After the fallout of the 2023 Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab season, which was plagued by protests, tie-ups and a shortened season, the provincial government has stepped in to assist in the development of a formula for fish price-setting. Bernard David, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for Labour, unveiled the final report by the Fish Price-Setting Strategic Review Team on November 16. The Fish Price-Setting Strategic ...

The Battle Against Yet Another Placentia Bay Invasive Species

Above: Vase tunicates often congregate on fishing and aquaculture equipment, which can significantly weigh them down.   Since 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador has been quietly fighting back an invasion of primitive, five-inch-long, water-filled animals that can wreak havoc on fishing and aquaculture equipment. The vase tunicate is a biofouling organism in the same vein as barnacles, that tend to grow on wharves, boats and buoys, that were first sighted in N.L. waters by the ...

Bluegreen Group is Betting Dollars to Donuts on Newfoundland and Labrador

Above: A marine donut onsite in Molde, Norway undergoing functional testing.   The Bluegreen Group, a Norwegian-based microplastic firm, has created a self-contained aquaculture system known as the marine donut that may be the solution to many of Atlantic Canada’s aquaculture problems. The design by Bluegreen Group takes its name from its circular, donut-like shape. The structure is made of high-density polyethylene and is 60 feet in height, 180 feet in diameter, 22,000 cubic ...

Sinkings Claim Six Lives off N.L. and Québec

Six fish harvesters have died in the sinking of two vessels off Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador and La Tabatière, Québec in the month of September. On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., the RCMP received a report of a sunken 23-foot cod fishing vessel about one mile from the harbour in Fleur de Lys, N.L. by the Canadian Coast Guard. Local fishermen recovered one individual from the shoreline and two deceased crew members, 58-year-old Brian Walsh and 56-year-old Leonard ...

“Hell Afloat in St. Anthony” – FFAW Filing Labour Grievances Against Plant Management

In response to allegations of worker mistreatment by management at the Royal Greenland fish plant in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) has been rallying for fair treatment of the local plant workers. “It’s Hell afloat in St. Anthony at the Royal Greenland plant,” said FFAW President Greg Pretty. “We went through a rough time with them two years ago with 15 grievances; had most of them heard; won most of them; established a couple ...

N.L. Shrimp Holding Steady, Despite Industry Downturn

According to the Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company (LFUSC), the Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp season is holding steady, despite a recent downturn in catches. The LFUSC, which operates five processing plants in coastal Labrador, is taking in as much Northern shrimp as it can, despite what LFUSC CEO Gilbert Linstead called a “slump” in the cooked and peeled shrimp industry. The 2022–2023 season saw shrimp fishing area (SFA) 5 and 6 roll over from last year, with 14,200 ...

The 1775 Hurricane: “A Most Terrible Gale of Wind”

“On the 12th of September, in the year 1775, this coast was visited by a most terrible gale of wind,” wrote Reverend Lewis Anspach in the History of the Island of Newfoundland, 1819. It’s early September in 1775. Newfoundland’s waters, rich with the bounty of the sea, are teeming with fishermen from Ireland and England looking to reap the spoils of this abundance. Without much warning, the waters surge 30 feet and the winds begin to howl, casting the small fishing boats into the ...