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Organizers Hopeful Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will be a go

Final decisions on whether or not the Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will go ahead this year are going down to the COVID-19 wire. Initially, both events were planned to be a go this summer, but when Nova...

Organizers Hopeful Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will be a go Organizers Hopeful Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will be a go
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3Ps Skate Fishery Small but Steady

Only about 13 inshore vessels pursue the thorny skate fishery in NAFO fishing division 3Ps each year. For other fleets in the groundfish fisheries, it’s a bycatch. “The skate fishery in 3Ps is pursued by both inshore mobile-gear and inshore fixed-gear...

3Ps Skate Fishery Small but Steady 3Ps Skate Fishery Small but Steady
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Fishermen Disappointed with 2021 Northern Shrimp TAC

The 2021 fishery in Northeastern Newfoundland’s shrimp fishing area 6 (SFA 6) — the only area where most harvesters have access — continues to frustrate harvesters. The FFAW-Unifor said its members are disappointed with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’...

Fishermen Disappointed with 2021 Northern Shrimp TAC Fishermen Disappointed with 2021 Northern Shrimp TAC
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Status Quo on Cod Prices and Recreational Fishery Rules

While the overall catch limit for the 2021 Northern cod (NAFO Divisions 2J3KL) stewardship fishery (12,999 tonnes) will be 649 tonnes more than last year, harvesters will not be getting a price increase for their catches. In its May 20...

Status Quo on Cod Prices and Recreational Fishery Rules Status Quo on Cod Prices and Recreational Fishery Rules
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Interest in Unit 1 Redfish Experimental Fishery Growing

Biomass at Highest Observed Level Since 1984

A total of 13 projects from Atlantic Canada and Quebec have been approved for the Unit 1 redfish 2021/22 experimental fishery. Last season (2020/21), only four vessels participated in the experimental fishery and seven...

Interest in Unit 1 Redfish Experimental Fishery Growing Interest in Unit 1 Redfish Experimental Fishery Growing
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TriNav Marine Design Selected as Hull Design Efficiency Challenge Winner

Above: TriNav Marine Design director Rick Young at the company's head office in St. John's.   Local Naval Architecture Firm Unveils Innovative E-FINN Fishing Boat Design For generatio...

N.L. Harvesters Seeing Record High Crab Prices

The news for Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishermen keeps getting better at every turn. After a dismal, COVID-19 impacted 2020 season, N.L. harvesters must be looking skyward, thinking some ...
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Organizers Hopeful Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will be a go

Final decisions on whether or not the Yarmouth Shark Scramble and Wedgeport Tuna Tournament will go ahead this year are going down to the COVID-19 wire. Initially, both events were planned to be a ...

3Ps Skate Fishery Small but Steady

Only about 13 inshore vessels pursue the thorny skate fishery in NAFO fishing division 3Ps each year. For other fleets in the groundfish fisheries, it’s a bycatch. “The skate fishery in 3Ps ...
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LFA 34 Season Opening

The season in lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 was late starting due to inclement weather. The all-important lobster season off Southwest Nova Scotia kicked off on Dec. 8 instead of the scheduled Nov. ...

2020 N.L. Recreational Groundfish Fishery

The 2020 recreational groundfish fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador saw an uptick in participation with approximately 8,000 vessels leaving docks and wharves around the province. The Department of ...

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