N.L. Snow Crab Landings Fall to 1996 Levels
Japan Cuts Purchases and Prices Spike 30 Per Cent
Canadian snow crab prices are now 30 per cent higher than last year, as the Newfoundland season is done, with the exception of a couple of fishing areas outside of 200 miles.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reported that 37,958 tonnes have been landed, or 89 per cent of the 42,650-tonne quota. However, nearly 3,000 tonnes of quota is in areas such as 3PS where the fishery has already closed, so total landings will be below ...
Aquaculture is in Essence a Form of Agriculture
“We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting,” Jacques Yves Cousteau has stated.
Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, for food, other crops and livestock for human use. The United Nations and its 195 member states comprising most of the world’s population, define aquaculture as the farming of aquatic plants and animals.
Farming itself is defined as the ...
CETA Deal Could Fall Apart Under Pressure of Brexit
The EU Commission is deciding how the free trade deal between the EU and Canada will be ratified.
Since the Brexit vote, the conditions have shifted markedly.
Until recently, this was considered a done deal that would give a significant boost to Canadian exports, particularly of shrimp, lobster and crab. Now the deal may not happen as the EU struggles with the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
One proposal is for the deal to take effect if it is ratified by the EU Commission and the EU ...
Northern Cod Will Need More than a FIP, it Will Need the Unity of All Stakeholders
July 2, 2017 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the cod moratorium in Newfoundland, which halted fishing on what used to be the largest single cod stock in the world.
The collapse of Newfoundland’s Northern cod, which at one time provided harvests of over 800,000 tonnes per year, has been the poster child for the seafood sustainability movement.
The moratorium was a dramatic shutdown of a major industry that had defined Newfoundland for over 500 years. The cod fishery was lost due to a ...
The Forgotten Fishery: Hook and Line on South West Coast of Newfoundland
This past November I visited Codroy Seafoods Inc. who were processing hook and line codfish caught by day boat fishers in area 3PN-4R.
Inshore fishers were using traditional baited trawls with mackerel and herring. The majority of the fishers were also employing proper handling techniques, which included a bleeding step, gutting and slush icing.
The latter short-term storage quickly chilled the fish, provided additional washing and reduced pressure because of the buoyancy offered by slush ...
Climate Change Hits the Seafood Industry; We’re in for a Wild Ride
As I write this in Boston on December 23, highs are forecast in the 70s.
It is not just that we haven’t seen snow. The same thing is true in New Hampshire and Maine, hundreds of miles to the north. The unsettling warmth is not just disrupting holiday ambiance. My wife had wanted to get sleds for our grandchildren this year and I felt what was the point since they couldn’t use them.
It is also disrupting the seafood industry on a global scale.
Our basic problem is that warming ...
Transparent and Accountable: A New Approach to Regulating Aquaculture
Aquaculture in Nova Scotia is an industry that is an increasingly important economic contributor to rural regions in the province.
Last year, the aquaculture industry was worth more than $60 million and employed 606 men and women in full and part-time positions. We have 44 companies actively farming fish at more than 270 sites in Nova Scotia with a young workforce.
In an effort to capitalize on this and address credible concerns about the impact of aquaculture development on our environ...
N.L. Snow Crab Landings Fall to 1996 LevelsJapan Cuts Purchases and Prices Spike 30 Per Cent Canadian snow crab prices are now 30 per cent higher than last year, as the Newfoundland season is done, with the exception of a couple of fishing areas outside of 200 miles. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reported that 37,958 tonnes have been landed, or 89 per cent of the 42,650-tonne quota. However, nearly 3,000 tonnes of quota is in areas such as 3PS where the fishery has already closed, so total landings will be below ...