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Asian Seafood Markets Impacted by Russia-Ukraine War

The war between Russia and Ukraine has exerted great influence on different sectors of the global market. One victim has been seafood industries worldwide. Russia has spent great efforts in seafood promotion within recent years and it has been rising in prominence. Russian seafood exports have increased by 33.7 per cent to US$7 billion in 2021, according to the Russian Federal Agency for Fishery. But now everything has been disrupted. In the face of war sanctions, seafood trade between ...

The NLGIDC Wants to Know What Happened to the Lumpfish Resource?

What happened to Newfoundland and Labrador lumpfish? “For years we had a viable fishery for lump roe in this province, then during the past 10 years we have been lucky to produce 500 barrels annually,” says Paul Grant, the executive vice-president of Beothic Fish Processors Ltd., based in Valleyfield, N.L. For many years the fishery for lump roe provided an economic contribution to inshore harvesters and processors alike in Newfoundland and Labrador. The fishery began in the early ...

On the Waterfront – July 2022

No Cuts to Capelin Fishery In early June, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced that for the 2022 fishing season the total allowable catch (TAC) will increase by 10 per cent for the capelin fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST), to 10,225 tonnes. DFO said this decision recognizes the relatively positive outlook for the stock, helps secure the employment of local plant workers and recognizes the importance of capelin as a forage fish in the ocean ecosystem. Starting ...

The Twine Loft – July 2022

Passed On: Isaac Taylor – Black Duck Cove, N.L. fisherman Taylor, 80, passed away on May 18. He was born on July 21, 1941, to Isaiah and Emily Taylor. He was a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years.   Passed On: Joseph LeBlanc – Cheticamp, N.S. fisherman LeBlanc, 75, passed away on May 13 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. He was a son of the late Louis Edmond and the late Marie Therese (LeFort) LeBlanc. He was a retired fisherman.   Passed On: ...

Has Politics Overshadowed Autonomy?

Scottish academic and philosopher Gordon Graham once said, “decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.” Right now, it is a little too early to analyze the outcome of the recent decision to award more snow crab processing licences in Newfoundland and Labrador, but there appears to be quite a bit of collateral damage surrounding this controversial call. On May 24, N.L. Fisheries Minister Derrick ...