Harbour Breton Fish Meal Plant Environmental Undertaking Registered
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Climate Change recently announced that the Barry Group’s proposed Harbour Breton Fish Meal Plant project has been registered.
The Barry Group is proposing to construct a fish meal plant in Harbour Breton adjacent to the existing fish processing plant where the former ground fish rendering plant was located.
The fish meal and oil rendering plant will value add to the more than 6,000 tons of salmon by-products processed from the ...
More Fisheries Closing
DFO advised that the shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Area 6 (Northern Shrimp), that portion of NAFO sub-Division 3Ps in Shrimp Fishing Area 7, and in Shrimp Fishing Area 8 (Gulf Shrimp) for inshore vessels less than
100 feet, based in NAFO Divisions 2J, 3K north, 3K south, 3L, 3Ps, and 4R will close on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2000 hours.
DFO also advised that the Bluefin Tuna fishery in NAFO Divisions 3LNOP for all vessels and all gear types, including catch and release, will ...
Groundfish Fisheries Closed for the 2016 Season
DFO reminds fishers that the following inshore groundfish fisheries are closed:
Lumpfish fishery for all NAFO areas for the Newfoundland and Labrador fleet VO 2016-266
NAFO Areas 2J3KL Northern Cod Stewardship Cod/By-catch fishery VO 2016-273
NAFO Areas 2+3KLMNO inshore Greenland halibut (Turbot) fisheries VO 2016-267
Inshore Fixed Gear Atlantic halibut fisheries, for Newfoundland and Labrador-based fleets in NAFO Areas 3NO, 3Ps and 4R VO 2016-268
NAFO Areas 3NO White ...
FISH-NL Calls on Province to Lift Restrictions on Outside Buyers
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has proposed that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species.
“An open and free market in the fishing industry would, at best, result in increased competition and more money in the pockets of fish harvesters,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “At worst, it would keep local buyers honest.”
Cleary made the ...
Licence Extensions for 2017
DFO advises fish harvesters that fishing licences for 2017 may not be available until after the first week of January 2017.
Those fish harvesters who wish to fish during the first week of January, 2017 must first have their 2016 fishing licences manually amended by a fishery officer or a licensing officer to extend their licence into 2017.
Fish harvesters are advised to present their 2016 licence to any fishery officer or any licensing officer of DFO before the start of any fishing trip ...