month : 09/2016 24 results

Key Performance Indicators

Most businesses use a few key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess how well they are doing in meeting important objectives. In previous columns, I have discussed the fact that we have a serious productivity problem in the capture fishery in Atlantic Canada. Productivity is a good example of a key performance indicator, but there are others. For example, an important KPI for the Icelandic fishing industry is output value per kilogram of catch. The industry in Iceland selected it as a ...

Dreamboat Turned Nightmare

The Atlantic Charger was an exceptional fishing vessel. Built in 2012 at a cost of $2.5 million, the Charger was the most modern and best-equipped vessel in the Newfoundland and Labrador inshore fishing fleet. Measuring nearly 70 feet long and 26 feet wide, it was one of the largest, if not the largest, vessel of its class. But no vessel is indestructible when confronted by the decimating powers of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, whether is due to ice infested waters or rough seas. The ...

It is Time for Fisheries Policy to Change for the Better

This fishery policy of dumping fish, that’s happening in the EU, has been going on in Newfoundland for years. How can scientists correctly set fish quotas when most of the TAC is rotting on the bottom? DFO is telling fish harvesters they must dump bycatch dead halibut, herring and capelin over the daily limit, when capelin and herring are supposed to be a competitive fishery, free for all so to speak. DFO will take harvesters to court if they exceed their daily limit, but will not take ...

Big Changes For 2J3KL Cod Fishery

Increased Weekly Harvesting Limits Focus of One-Year Management Plan Harvesters participating in the 2016 2J3KL Northern cod stewardship fishery are going to be landing more fish this year. On August 12, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) confirmed, what has been speculated in the industry for several months — groundfish limits would be increasing — at least for 2016. DFO explained that the one-year management plan for the 2016 Northern cod Stewardship/by-catch fishery for ...