Reminder: Expression of Interest for August NAFO Divisions 2+3K Greenland Halibut Fishery
DFO advises fish harvesters who wish to participate in the August portion of the 2015 fixed gear fishery for Greenland halibut (turbot) in NAFO Divisions 2+3K, that they must submit an Expression of Interest Application to the Fisheries Science Stewardship and Sustainability Board (FSSSB) by Monday, July 27, 2015.
The Sustainability Board has mailed Expression of Interest Applications for the August fishery to all enterprise owners who fished for NAFO Divisions 2+3K Greenland halibut ...
2015 2J3KL Northern Cod Stewardship/Bycatch Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Northern cod Stewardship/Bycatch fishery will open to fish harvesters based in the following areas:
NAFO Division 2J:
Labrador will open for Vessel Class A294 at 0600hrs on Sunday, August 30, 2015 and will close at 2000hrs on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
NAFO Division 3K:
That portion of the Northern Peninsula from Cape Bauld to Little Harbour Deep Head will open at 0600hrs on Sunday, August 09, 2015 for Vessel Class A295 and will close at 2000hrs on ...
2015 Opening Dates for the Cod Quality Pilot Project
DFO advises that the 2J3KL Cod Quality pilot project will open on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 0600 hours, for Vessel Classes A434, A447, and A449 to A470.
DFO further advises that the 4R3Pn Cod Quality pilot project will open on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 0600 hours for Vessel classes A435 to A445.
Fish harvesters are reminded that Cod Quality pilot project licences and conditions are available through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System.
Compliance with management measures is ...
Minister Launches New Ferry for Bell Island from Shipyard in Romania
The MV Legionnaire was launched July 15 at Damen Shipyards in Romania and is now entering the final stage of construction.
The new ferry will service Bell Island and is expected to arrive in the province in the spring of 2016.
The new ferry will be an 80-metre ice-class vessel that has roll-on, roll-off capability and will accommodate up to 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
The ferry will also provide a more enjoyable passenger experience and will have increased capacity for operating in ...
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. ...