Salmon Conservation Groups Call For Greater Scrutiny of Newfoundland Fish Farm Proposal
The Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are renewing their demand for a full environmental impact assessment of a proposed salmon farm in Placentia Bay.
The project being advanced by Grieg NL Seafarms, a division of Norway’s Grieg Seafood ASA, would see up to 11 salmon farm sites, each containing 10 or more cage sites, placed off the south east coast of Newfoundland. The company is proposing to grow an imported strain of European Atlantic ...
Canada Needs to Implement, Not Invent Fisheries Policy
Birthday wishes are in order.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act celebrated its 40th year of existence last month.
The what Act you might be asking?
Enacted on April 13, 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law governing fishing in the United States, setting up a system that brought together fishermen, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), coastal states and other stakeholders in working together on America’s fisheries.
Northern Shrimp Stocks Down 40 Per Cent: Fate of 2016 Fishing Season Up in the Air
For months there has been much speculation about the fate of 2016 northern shrimp quotas, particularly in SFA (shrimp fishing area) 6, located adjacent to the northeast coast of Newfoundland and the southeast coast of Labrador.
On Feb. 23, the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) surprised some when it publicly called for an immediate halt to all northern shrimp fishing activity in SFA 6, setting off a series of union-organized public rallies across the province.
The call for a ...
Grieg Proposal Needs Extensive Environmental Review
Something sinister is trying to sneak into our province and destroy what we hold dear, including our wild fish.
It comes under the guise of a so-called harmless fish farm expansion in Placentia Bay by Grieg of Norway that uses job creation to lure supporters, including our scarce taxpayers’ dollars.
What they try to diminish, even hide, is that this project will inject more than 10 million (seven million annual production) imported, European-origin salmon into the waters of Placentia ...
Interim Quotas Would Put Nail in Coffin of Inshore Northern Shrimp Fishery, FFAW Claims
Granting offshore trawlers in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6 an advance on next season’s quotas or interim quotas would undermine the full stock assessment and allocation policy review, said the president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) today in a press release.
Keith Sullivan said while these critical processes are underway, all fishing in SFA 6 must cease.
“By granting interim quotas, the federal government would be tacitly admitting that offshore quota guarantees ...
Federal Government Invests in New Vessels to Support Fisheries and Oceans’ Conservation and Protection Capability
Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced yesterday that the Government of Canada has awarded two contracts of approximately $2.6 million for seven new surveillance vessels to support Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Conservation and Protection Program in Nova Scotia.
Two contracts to procure three rigid hull ...
Funding Announced for Six New Habitat Conservation Projects
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Regional Minister for PEI and MP for Egmont, highlighted today the Harper Government’s new investment in six habitat conservation projects in PEI.
Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP), the following six groups will receive up to $342,217 to support the conservation of fish habitat in Prince Edward Island: the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, the Souris & Area Branch of the P.E.I. ...
Salmon Conservation Foundation Adds Three More Grants to Newfoundland and Labrador Total
The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) today announced support for an additional three projects in its 2015 round of awards.
The projects, with funding totaling some $37,000, are all located in Newfoundland and Labrador and bring that province’s grants total for the year to $262,280.
The Salmon Foundation supports conservation efforts for wild Atlantic salmon in Eastern Canada – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebe...
New Conservation Measures for Atlantic Salmon Recreational Angling Throughout Gulf Region
Acting on a first series of recommendations made by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Atlantic salmon, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced April 7 new conservation measures for Atlantic salmon recreational angling throughout the Gulf region, in 2015.
These new conservation measures are also supported by key stakeholders, including the Atlantic Salmon Federation, the New Brunswick Salmon Council, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association and the Miramichi Salmon ...