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Interim Quotas Would Put Nail in Coffin of Inshore Northern Shrimp Fishery, FFAW Claims

Granting offshore trawlers in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6 an advance on next season’s quotas or interim quotas would undermine the full stock assessment and allocation policy review, said the president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) today in a press release. Keith Sullivan said while these critical processes are underway, all fishing in SFA 6 must cease. “By granting interim quotas, the federal government would be tacitly admitting that offshore quota guarantees ...

Federal Budget 2016 Highlights

The federal Liberal Government’s first budget contained quite a few items that directly impact the fishing and marine industries in Atlantic Canada. Some of the most notable were extension changes to the Employment Insurance program. Dramatic declines in global oil prices since late 2014 have produced sharp and sustained unemployment shocks in commodity-based regions. In response to these unemployment shocks, Budget 2016 proposes to make legislative changes to extend the duration of EI ...