FFAW Wants Things its Way on Pricing, Not Transparency
The FFAW has recently been on the bandwagon of transparency in fish price negotiations.
“Fairness and transparency,” it says. If only it were so simple.
The FFAW already has access to production reports from the province, proxies for yield from calculating landed volumes versus production, market reports provided by consultants and international trade media, and export prices from international trade databases.
And it wins most of the price negotiations by a price panel appointed ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Opening its Doors for Season 6
The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium opens its doors for its 6th season Saturday June 9th at 10am. The 2017 season saw over 18, 000 visitors come through and expectations are even higher for 2018. The non-profit, seasonal, local, catch and release aquarium is prepared for another fun-filled season with new and exciting interactive exhibits in addition to the traditional, local marine species and touch tanks.
New exhibits include a beluga whale skeleton acquired from local organization Tangly ...
We catch fish because we can sell them and earn an income.
We don’t intentionally catch fish for which there are no markets.
We can earn a better income, if we have a better understanding of what markets want and are willing to pay for and if we then organize ourselves to provide it.
It’s also important to understand that markets change over time, sometimes because of changes in what customers want — or can be enticed to buy — and sometimes because of changes in what can be ...
New N.L. Fish Harvesters’ Union Being Proposed
It is being labelled as a “David versus Goliath challenge.”
A newly formed group is gauging interest in a new union that would represent Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvesters, breaking away from the long-standing Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW).
The charge is being lead by former Member of Parliament Ryan Cleary, well-known fishermen Richard Gillett of Twillingate and Jason Sullivan, a harvester and town councillor from Bay Bulls. The organizers kicked off the initiative at a ...
For centuries, the fishery has forged a rather symbiotic relationship between neighbouring Canada and the United States.
Despite the occasional spat over stocks, fishing grounds and adjacency, the two neighbours have always managed to work through their differences and have become quite interdependent on each other with respect to seafood. With the U.S. being far more populous than Canada, it has always been the go-to market for seafood products caught and produced here.
But recently, it ...
A Lengthy Fish Wish List
Did Christmas come early for the four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada — specifically on October 19 of this year?
By now the dust has settled and the celebratory Liberal red confetti has been swept up from Justin Trudeau’s somewhat surprising majority government win and clean sweep in Atlantic Canada.
The fact all 32 Atlantic Canada members of Parliament are now sitting on the government side must be already causing the premiers in this neck of the woods to salivate a little. ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display are released back into the ocean.
Photos by Danielle Hoddinott and Jennifer Oake.