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FFAW Calls for Immediate Halt to Northern Shrimp Fishery in Area 6

The Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) is calling for an immediate halt to all northern shrimp fishing activity in Shrimp Fishing Area 6 (SFA6), which is located adjacent to the northeast coast of Newfoundland and the southeast coast of Labrador. The call for a halt is in response to reports that the fishable biomass for SFA6 has declined sharply over the past year. “If the reports we have received are accurate, then we are facing a very difficult situation in the northern shrimp ...

Hunter Tootoo Named Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Rookie Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo has been named minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet. Tootoo served in Nunavut's legislative assembly from 1999 until 2013. He defeated Conservative MP Leona Aglukkaq in the federal election last month. Rumours were widespread that Newfoundland and Labrador veteran MP Judy Foote might be in line for the fisheries portfolio, but she was appointed Minister of Public Services and ...

ASF Calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Take Immediate Action to Move Trapped Rocky River Salmon

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic salmon in Rocky River, Newfoundland and Labrador.  An ongoing fishway construction project, overseen by DFO, is preventing the salmon from moving upriver, leaving them unable to spawn and produce more salmon. The fishway project, located near Colinet, was started earlier this summer but it won’t be completed prior to the salmon’s ...