Quinlan’s Commits to be Processing Crab in Bay de Verde by Spring 2017
It has been three months since a fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community and impacting the employment of about 700 workers.
On July 13, the company said during that period, it had worked with snow crab producers throughout the province to ensure that fish harvesters were serviced as normal.
“In addition, Independent Fish Harvesters Inc at Brigus and Green Seafoods Limited of Winterton, have accommodated Quinlan ...
Our Fishery is in the Bantam Leagues Compared to Some
Despite what the chairperson of one of the recently appointed fisheries committees stated regarding the direction of future fisheries related to marketing, how in hell’s name can you have a market-driven industry, survival of fishing communities or indeed the industry itself when there are so few fish to catch?
To begin with, there is no real indication the huge, diversified fishery we delivered to Ottawa in 1949 is recovering and there is clear evidence DFO is abandoning its management ...
St. John’s Dockyard Awarded Refit and Maintenance of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley
The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement vand the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today that a $3.6-million contract has been awarded to Newdock – St. John’s Dockyard Ltd., for important refit and maintenance work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCSG) Samuel Risley.
The CCGS Samuel Risley is an icebreaker and buoy tender based in Parry Sound, Ontario, normally operating in the Great ...
Northern Shrimp Quota Cuts Will Impact Coastal Communities, FFAW says
Inshore northern shrimp harvesters and plant workers have mixed feelings on the announcement by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on proportionate sharing in shrimp fishing area (SFA) 6 and quotas for 2016-2017, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) said in a press release Friday.
The new proportionate sharing plan will allocate 70 per cent of the annual northern shrimp quota in SFA 6 to the inshore fleet, which is a move to a better fisheries management regime for ...
Northern Shrimp Fishery Hit With 42 Per Cent Quota Cut
Late Thursday, July 14, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officially announced want many were speculating – quota cuts to Northern shrimp.
As part of the management plan for 2016/17, DFO announced that in Northern Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6, the total allowable catch will be reduced by 42.3 per cent from 2015/16 level of 48,196 tonnes to 27,825 tonnes.
As was previously announced, the Last In, First Out policy has been eliminated and replaced with proportional shares. The ...
Trial Commercial Diver-Caught Scallop Fishery Set to Go in Nova Scotia
Marking a first for Nova Scotia, a trial commercial diver-caught scallop fishery has been approved by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and is set to begin on July 16, 2016.
The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working regularly with DFO and fishing industry partners in Nova Scotia over the past four years to help make this trial fishery a reality.
“We were seeing local restaurants selling diver-caught scallops, but they were sourcing them from Mexico. We realized that there was an ...
N.L. Government Provides Assistance to Workers Affected by Closure of Cottlesville Fish Plant
Following a request made by the Town of Cottlesville on behalf of plant workers in the area, former employees of the Breakwater Fisheries Ltd. plant in Cottlesville have been deemed eligible for workforce adjustment measures by the Newfoundland and Labrador Cabinet Committee on Fisheries Issues.
The plant has not operated since December 2014.
“Under the Integrated Transition Framework for Displaced Plant Workers our government is committed to helping individuals and communities overcome ...
N.S. Government Helps Seafood Processors Promote Employment Growth
The Provincial Government is supporting Nova Scotia's seafood processing industry by unveiling educational tools to highlight and promote the industry and encourage employment growth.
Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell was joined by members of the industry July 12, at Ka'Le Bay Seafoods, a division of Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd., in Glace Bay.
The tools feature employees of Louisbourg Seafoods in videos to help tell the story of today's seafood processing industry in Nova Scotia. Three other ...
Minister LeBlanc Accepts Key Recommendation of Advisory Panel on LIFO
OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement:
“After a thorough review of the Ministerial Advisory Panel Report on the Northern Shrimp fishery’s Last in, First Out (LIFO) policy, I wish to confirm acceptance of its fundamental recommendation. The panel determined that after being in place for about 20 years, “LIFO is not a sustainable instrument of public policy,” and should be replaced ...
Northern Cod Stock Growth Continuing: Report
Reasons Cited Include Low Fishing Levels, More Capelin
Amid all the worry and fighting surrounding the province’s declining shellfish fisheries over the past couple of years, the Northern cod stock has been quietly emerging from near annihilation and reclaiming its traditional ocean grounds and annual migration routes.
And while those with a stake in the fishing industry search for a way forward in a world with less crab and shrimp to share, some have been turning their gaze toward the ...