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Back on the Water – FFAW and ASP Strike a Deal After Six-Week Snow Crab Impasse

Above: The FFAW inshore council along with union President Greg Pretty and Secretary-Treasurer Jason Spingle gathered at the Fairfield Inn, St. John’s.   Crab harvesters are officially bringing in their catch after six long weeks for both harvesters and processors in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a dispute over crab prices finally coming to a close after weeks of negotiations. In early April, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Standing Fish Price Setting Panel sided with the ...

New Leadership at the Helm of the ASP

Above: David Greening photo     Jeff Loder was recently appointed the new Executive Director of the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) and is seeking a collaborative approach with all parties to address the problems that face the fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador. Loder, who has spent a number of years teaching political science and public policy at Memorial University in St. John’s, has an extensive background in negotiations. He’s worked for the province as ...

FFAW and ASP Turning Over a New Leaf for 2023 Snow Crab Season

Above: (L-R) ASP Executive Director Jeff Loder, ASP Chair Paul Grant, FFAW President Greg Pretty and FFAW Secretary-Treasurer Jason Spingle. Photo by Nick Travis     In a rare instance of solidarity, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) recently held a joint meeting to announce their cooperation for the 2023 snow crab season. FFAW President Greg Pretty and Secretary-Treasurer Jason Spingle, alongside ASP Executive ...

Product Pricing Creating N.L. Industry Friction

Disputes and disagreements over prices are nothing new in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry — in fact, some would call them the norm. However, a few months ago, this year had the promise of being a little different, as N.L. harvesters were anticipating record or near record price for snow crab and maybe even Northern shrimp. But things are not quite going as planned. Earlier this year, in N.L., where the crab price is chosen through a collective bargaining process by the ...

New Milestones Achieved in ASP-GEAC Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project

The Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) led by two industry trade associations in eastern Canada announced today they are making great progress in the work around the iconic stock, as reported at the end of their second annual Working Group meeting held in Brussels on the eve of the Brussels Seafood Show. The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) held their annual Northern Cod FIP consultation with the Sustainable Fisher...

ASP Praises Trans-Pacific Partnership

The head of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest seafood association says the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced today is great news for the province’s seafood and fish exporters. Derek Butler, executive director of the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP), says the trade deal will eliminate 100 per cent of all seafood tariffs into key markets, with most tariffs to be eliminated on implementation, and some to phase in over time. “We’re an export industry, pure and ...