Atlantic Groundfish Council 4 results

Offshore Fleet Ready and Able to Take on Redfish Fishery, Says AGC

Despite a drop in its member’s historical shares in the recently reopened redfish fishery, the Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC) said it has the capacity and market access to make the most of this reemerging resource. The AGC is made up of a number of offshore harvesting companies, which were recently allotted 58.69 per cent of the yet-undecided total allowable catch (TAC) for the upcoming unit 1 redfish fishery. This number, according to AGC President Sylvie Lapointe, is around 20 per ...

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...