Cod Fishery Closing in NAFO Divisions 4RS and Sub-Division 3Pn
DFO advises that the directed competitive Cod fishery in NAFO Divisions 4RS and sub-Division 3Pn, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet, using six gillnets or 2000 hooks, will close at 1200hrs (noon) on Friday, July 17, 2015.
This closing is for the following vessel classes:
enterprises based in Western NL and Southern Labrador - 4R3Pn (A274, A275, A277, A278)
enterprises based in 3Ps with overlap rights to 3Pn (A263, A266, A269,A272)
The reason for the closure is that the quota ...
More Small Craft Harbours Investment
Senator Fabian Manning, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at 11 small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users across the province.
Federal funding of up to $17.6 million is being allocated to harbour improvement projects at the following 11 harbours over the next two years:
Harbour Breton – wharf reconstruction and breakwater ...
Federal Government Invests in New Vessels to Support Fisheries and Oceans’ Conservation and Protection Capability
Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada has awarded two contracts of approximately $2.6 million for seven new surveillance vessels to support Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Conservation and Protection Program in Nova Scotia.
Two contracts to procure three rigid hull ...
Shea Announces Investment at Skinners Pond Harbour
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and Member of Parliament for Egmont, today announced that the federal government is investing in a major project to improve the harbour at Skinners Pond, PEI. The project will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for harbour users and local fishermen.
This year at Skinners Pond, plans will be developed for extending the breakwater prior to construction of the extension in 2016-17.
The extension will ...
Minister Celebrates Start of Construction of New Canadian Coast Guard Centre in Charlottetown
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for PEI, recently marked the beginning of construction on the new home of the Canadian Coast Guard’s operations on Prince Edward Island.
The centre will house 24 Coast Guard employees and provide space for maintenance to buoys and other aids to navigation; carpentry; repairs to electronic equipment and storage for emergency response equipment. There will also be office space and training facilities at the centre.
Funding Announced for Six New Habitat Conservation Projects
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and MP for Egmont, highlighted today the Harper Government’s new investment in six habitat conservation projects in PEI.
Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP), the following six groups will receive up to $342,217 to support the conservation of fish habitat in Prince Edward Island: the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, the Souris & Area Branch of the P.E.I. ...
NAIA Congratulates Gray Aqua On Largest Harvest
The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) would like to extend sincere congratulations to Gray Aqua Group for their anticipated largest harvest since operating in the province.
Today, July 15, Gray Aqua will commence its largest harvest to date since operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s harvest will commence with more than 2 million kilograms of Atlantic salmon from their Indian Tea Point farm site in Facheau Bay to be processed at their plant in ...