2017 2J3KL Northern Cod Fishery Management Plan Announced
DFO advised today that the Northern cod Stewardship/Bycatch fishery will open to fish harvesters based in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL at 0600 hours on Monday, June 12, 2017.
This will apply to Vessel class 292.
Licence conditions will be in effect for the initial period of June 12 to June 30, 2017. There will be no fishery in July. The fishery will resume August 1, 2017 and close on November 30, 2017.
Licences and conditions will be available through DFO's National On-line Licencing System....
FFAW Renews Calls for Ice-Related Income Bridging
Severe ice conditions continue to affect people working in the fishing industry and harvesters and plant workers have been without income for several weeks, some for over two months, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers stated today in a press release.
Over the past few weeks, FFAW leadership has met with the senior DFO officials, Premier Dwight Ball and fisheries minister Steve Crocker to emphasize the dire situation hundreds of families are experiencing. Repeated calls by the FFAW, provincial ...