Sylvie Lapointe Takes on New Role as AGC President
Above: Sylvie Lapointe
The Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC) recently welcomed its new president, Sylvie Lapointe, who is settling into her new role of representing groundfish harvesters in Atlantic Canada.
Lapointe spent around 26 years working with the federal government, 20 of which were spent with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) where she mostly worked on international fisheries files to represent Canada in regional fisheries management organizations...
High-Tech Cod Acoustic Tracking Project Underway off N.L.
Atlantic Canada’s interest in developing high-tech ocean industries and its traditional groundfish industry is coming together in a project recently announced in St. John’s, N.L. aimed at improving tracking of Northern cod.
The Association of Seafood Producers and the Atlantic Groundfish Council announced an $8.5-million Northern cod acoustic tracking (NCAT) project. The project is part of a Northern cod fisheries improvement program (FIP) that was launched in 2015 in NAFO divisions 2J, ...
Atlantic Groundfish Council Explains Turbot Quota Transfer
The FFAW-Unifor recently came out swinging after learning the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) approved a deal negotiated by the Atlantic Groundfish Council and the Japanese Overseas Fishing Association that will result in the fishing of Japanese turbot quota within Canadian waters.
The approval of this quota transfer between the Atlantic Groundfish Council (formerly known as GEAC) and Japan is irresponsible and negatively affects thousands of Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvest...