DFO Protests Continue In St. John’s
Richard Gillett’s hunger strike is now entering its second week.
The inshore fish harvester from Twillingate and Vice-President of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL), began a hunger strike last Thursday afternoon on the grounds of DFO’s Newfoundland and Labrador headquarters in St. John’s.
Gillett’s demands include: a meeting with the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Dominic LeBlanc, and his assurance of an independent ...
Annual Northern Cod Stock Assessments to Begin in 2017-18
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has announced that in keeping with recent recommendations of both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and the 2+3KLNO Groundfish Advisory Committee, DFO (Newfoundland and Labrador Region) will commence full stock assessments beginning in winter 2018 and continuing for the next five years.
These assessments will enhance the understanding of Northern cod stocks and better inform management decisions, which could ultimately benefit ...