MFU Local 9 opposes levy, re-establishes Lobster Defence Fund
The Maritime Fishermen’s Union, Local 9, following meetings with its membership and executive has taken a position in opposition to implementation, in SWNS, of the proposed marketing levy being discussed for the Maritime lobster fishery.
“At this time our region is far too disorganized for the fishermen to be able to have any real control over the application of such a program” said Graeme Gawn, newly elected President of the local, which represents fishermen mostly in the area of ...
4R Turbot Fishery Delayed Opening
DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the 4R Greenland Halibut (Turbot) fishery for Newfoundland and Labrador based fixed gear licence holders (vessel class A291) is delayed, and a further notice will announce the opening date.
4R based groundfish harvesters who are not eligible under the Atlantic Halibut Sustainability Plan, but who wish to participate in the 4R Greenland Halibut (Turbot) fishery should contact the Corner Brook Area office at 637-4308.
Herring Fishery Closing in 3L and 3K
DFO advises that the Fixed gear (seines, trap nets, gillnets) and Mobile gear Herring Fishing in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay), Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay), Herring Fishing Area 7 (Conception Bay), Herring Fishing Area 8 (Southern Shore) and Herring Fishing Area 9 (St.
Mary’s Bay) in 3L will close at 2400hrs on May 31, 2015.
Fixed gear for gillnets only in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay) and Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay) will close at 2400hrs on June 7, ...
Preparing Fogo Island Wharf for Arrival of MV Veteran
The tender has been awarded for enhancements to the Fogo Island wharf to accommodate the MV Veteran, which is anticipated to arrive this fall.
A contract for over $772,000 has been awarded to Bennett’s Construction & Supplies Limited of Grand Bank.
The tender for the Fogo Island wharf includes modifications to the ramp and widening of the approach to the ramp in order to accommodate the larger dimensions of the new ferry.
The MV Veteran, an 80-metre ice-class ferry, will accomm...
House of Assembly Calls on the Federal Government to Reverse Atlantic Halibut Allocation Decision
The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly unanimously passed a private member’s motion May 27 condemning and seeking the immediate reversal of last week’s Atlantic halibut quota allocation decision by federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea.
This decision ignores the established sharing arrangement for halibut quotas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and continues to erode Newfoundland and Labrador’s share.
“I am pleased the House of Assembly has unanimously supported ...