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N.S. Fish Buyer, Processor Licensing Policy Review Nearing Completion

With consultation from industry, a review of the fish buyer and fish processor licensing policy by the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is drawing to a close. “We need a fair and modern licensing policy in Nova Scotia — one that supports the seafood industry, inspires investor confidence and generates economic returns for fishing communities,” said JoAnn Alberstat, communications advisor for the Department. “The fish buyer, fish processor licensing review was ...

Fish Processing Workers Hold Demonstration at WorkplaceNL

Workers from fish processing plants around the province gathered at WorkplaceNL headquarters on Thursday to call for a Fish Processing Sector Safety Council that will address the unique safety issues facing their sector. Workers in this sector have been advocating for a sector safety council for more than a decade. Industry statistics show that fish processing workers continue to suffer high rates of lost time and workplace injuries. The lost time incident rate for processing plant ...

Why Southwest Fish Processors are Deadset Against Levy — Issue will Most Likely Involve Maritime-Wide Vote

There is much discontent among the fish processing and buying fraternity in south western Nova Scotia on the issue of a levy to pay for a generic lobster marketing program — and it stems from a feeling of being excluded from the process. “We have never met with Geoff Irvine and the Lobster Council on this issue and we feel LFA 34 will carry the brunt of the burden for this endeavour,” Wade Nickerson of Seakist Lobsters in Overton said in an interview. Nickerson and the majority of ...