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DFO Reopens Commercial Redfish Fishery After 30 Years, Extends AFF

After a nearly 30-year moratorium on Unit 1 redfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Diane Lebouthillier, recently announced the return of the fishery in 2024. “Our government understands the historic importance of the redfish fishery and the economic impact the moratorium had on coastal communities across Atlantic Canada and Québec,” said Lebouthillier. “Based on the latest science, the redfish stock in Unit 1 is healthy ...

Seals Continue to Plague N.L. Fishery

As winter arrives, we have time to reflect on this past year’s fisheries pros and cons, quotas, catch rates, challenges and management issues. There are planned advisory meetings and consultation on future direction, fisher challenges, quotas and impacts of climate change, commercial fishing and natural mortality. Recently there has been discussion on the impact of grey seal predation on groundfish stocks in the Gulf. There are an estimated 500,000 grey seals (DFO census 2014) or seven ...