Notice to Mariners in NAFO Division 3N
DFO advises mariners that a scientific survey is being conducted in the vicinity of Carson Canyon, NAFO Division 3N, from August 24, 2015 and will last approximately 40 days weather depending, to October 14, 2015.
The study is being conducted by the fishing vessel Arctic Eagle.
The study area is bounded by the following coordinates:
48.799526 North 45.468687 West
48.729221 North 45.46731 West
48.731026 North 45.422339 West
48.801275 North 45.423714 West
The study area is ...
Kraken Named to Marine Technology Top 100 List
Kraken Sonar Inc. recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has again been named by Marine Technology Reporter to the MTR 100 — a list of the 100 most influential companies in the international marine technology marketplace.
This is the third year in a row that Kraken has been selected for the list. Kraken was one of 12 Canadian companies named and the only company selected from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Marine Technology Reporter is the world's ...
ASF Calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Take Immediate Action to Move Trapped Rocky River Salmon
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic salmon in Rocky River, Newfoundland and Labrador. An ongoing fishway construction project, overseen by DFO, is preventing the salmon from moving upriver, leaving them unable to spawn and produce more salmon.
The fishway project, located near Colinet, was started earlier this summer but it won’t be completed prior to the salmon’s ...
Cape Broyle Sea Products Receives Funding For Sea Cucumber Processing
Cape Broyle Sea Products Ltd. is receiving $30,157 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to help achieve efficiencies and long-term viability of its sea cucumber operation on Newfoundland’s southern shore.
This funding will allow the company to hire consultants to analyze current technologies and processes. This work will include:
Market analysis to determine detailed customer product specifications;
Physiological research and ...
Eastern Fish Markets Ltd. to Receive $29,400 to Support Marketing Initiatives
With an investment of $29,400 through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program, the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government is supporting Eastern Fish Markets Ltd. in Carmanville to complete market research and develop a marketing plan.
This initiative will help the company increase their share of the live lobster market and build the value of their product in the long run.
This funding builds upon nearly $65,000 in previous funding provided to the company to support ...
Amended Closing Date for Shrimp in Area 6 for 3L Fleet
DFO advises that the Northern shrimp fishery for 3L vessels, is not being taken as quickly as expected.
Therefore, the shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Area 6 for inshore vessels based in NAFO Division 3L, will now close at 2000 hours on Monday, August 17, 2015.
The quota for this fleet is expected to be taken at that time.
Changes Made to N.S. Fish Harvester Organizations Support Act
The Nova Scotia government is strengthening the regulations that govern the province’s fish harvesters and their organizations.
Changes to the Fish Harvester Organizations Support Act include the addition of definitions for terms used in the act and regulations.
The act requires fish harvesters to pay mandatory dues to accredited associations. The provisions of this act come into force if harvesters vote to implement the act in their region.
The act is in force in the three regions ...
Water Ingress Led to 2014 Capsizing of Fishing Vessel Near Little Port Head
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (M14A0289) into the capsizing of the small fishing vessel Sea Serpent 25 and subsequent loss of life in June 2014.
Three crew members were rescued and one deceased crew member was recovered.
On 26 June 2014, at approximately 0900 Atlantic Daylight Time, the small fishing vessel took on water and capsized during fishing operations off Little Port Head on the west coast of Newfoundland. No distress call ...
Summer Portion of 2015 Recreational Groundfish Fishery To Close Sunday
DFO reminds the public that the 2015 Summer season of the recreational groundfish fishery for Newfoundland and Labrador (NAFO Divisions 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn and 4R) will close one (1) hour after sunset on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
The fall season will open on September 19 to September 27, 2015.
Participants in the recreational groundfish fishery are reminded to inspect their catch carefully for pink or yellow tags, located in the back of the fish. The tags are uniquely numbered and have a ...
Results of FFAW-Unifor Executive Board Election
On August 4, the FFAW-Unifor Elections Committee tallied the mail-in ballots for the tri-annual Executive Board election, where eight positions were contested.
The Elections Committee, chaired by Reg Anstey, reported the results as follows:
Candidate: Keith Sullivan
Election Winner: Elected by Acclamation
Candidates: David Decker and Peter Leonard
Election Winner: David Decker
Position: VP – Inshore