Lumpfish Fishery Opening In A Portion Of NAFO Division 4R
DFO advises that the Lumpfish fishery will open at 06:00 hours on Monday, May 25, 2015 in a portion of NAFO Division 4R from Point Riche, north to Cape Bauld.
Fishing for Lumpfish is authorized in water depths less than 25 fathoms.
Harvesters are reminded that licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).
New Leadership For Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) Local 9
Graeme Gawn takes over the helm of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union Local 9 in Sou’ West Nova Scotia.
At the recent Annual General Meeting outgoing President Hubert Saulnier nominated Gawn as his replacement.
Gawn is an active owner operator in the fishery and fishes from Cape St. Mary’s, Nova Scotia.
He has a long history in the fishery and with the MFU. He was the founding Secretary Treasurer when the Local was created in 1983. His other offices included: Past President of the ...
N.L. Provincial Government Urges DFO to Reverse Allocation Decision on Atlantic Halibut
The Provincial Government is expressing outrage with the decision announced yesterday by the Honourable Gail Shea, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on the allocation of increased quota for Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which effectively takes away halibut from Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters and gives it to harvesters in the Maritime provinces.
Instead of adhering to the established allocation formula, the federal minister is sharing this year’s Gulf halibut ...