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Harvesting Plan Announced for Northern Cod Fishery

2020 Grade ‘A’ Price Down $0.10/Pound While the overall catch limit for the 2020 Northern cod stewardship fishery (12,350 tonnes) will be staying the same as last year, harvesters will not be getting the same price as they did in 2019. In its recent decision, the Newfoundland and Labrador Standing Fish Price Setting Panel selected the position of the Association of Seafood Processors (ASP), meaning that the 2020 late summer/fall price will be $0.80/pound for grade ‘A’ cod and the ...

2020 Northern Shrimp Price Takes a Further Reduction

Price Panel Reconsideration Leads to an 8.5 Per Cent Hit The soap opera that is the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Northern shrimp fishery continues to be played out on wharves and fish plants across the province. On July 2, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Standing Fish Price Setting Panel accepted the Fish Food and Allied Workers’ (FFAW-Unifor) price recommendation of $1.18/pound for Northern shrimp landed at the plant and $1.15/pound for trucked shrimp. Despite siding with the union, ...

Ghost Gear Fund Supporting 11 Projects in Atlantic Canada

From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are currently underway in Atlantic Canada to combat ocean pollution. Two Nova Scotia businesses have received grants as part of the second phase of the domestic plastics challenges under the Innovative Solutions Canada program. Ashored Innovations Inc. will receive $702,000 to design and build a low-cost, commercially viable and acoustically activated ...

The Green Crab Battle Continues

Research Underway for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells   While the European green crab continues to top the invasive species most unwanted list, it could turn out to be useful on several fronts. Research is underway into the development of biodegradable plastic from the shell waste of crustaceans, including the invasive European green crab. Parks Canada has partnered with Dr. Audrey Moores, a McGill University chemistry professor, on the project. The partnership ...