2017 N.L. Shrimp Price Drops Below $1/Pound
The beleaguered Newfoundland and Labrador Northern Shrimp industry received more bad news recently when the 2017 price was set at .95 cents/pound (CAD).
This is down from the average price of $1.40/pound in 2016 and $1.80/pound in 2015.
This lower price follows on the heels of recent massive quota cuts to Northern shrimp, particularly in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced a 63 per cent cut to the inshore Northern shrimp quota in fishing ...
Thousands of Jobs at Risk in Northern Shrimp Fishery, FFAW Claims
The Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is stating that thousands of harvesting and processing jobs in rural Newfoundland and Labrador may be lost if the current fisheries management policies for northern shrimp are maintained.
The FFAW is providing, what it calls, further details on the impact of sharp declines in the northern shrimp stock as outlined in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) stock status report.
“The implications of the stock status report, if they are ...
FFAW Calls for Immediate Halt to Northern Shrimp Fishery in Area 6
The Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) is calling for an immediate halt to all northern shrimp fishing activity in Shrimp Fishing Area 6 (SFA6), which is located adjacent to the northeast coast of Newfoundland and the southeast coast of Labrador.
The call for a halt is in response to reports that the fishable biomass for SFA6 has declined sharply over the past year. “If the reports we have received are accurate, then we are facing a very difficult situation in the northern shrimp ...