Seals Continue to Destroy Our Fisheries
I would like to add my
voice to those that disclaim the recent information provided by DFO’s
(Department of Fisheries and Oceans) Dr. G. Stenson (In The cull question:
Part I, published in the Jan. 16 edition of The Central Voice).
Seals have destroyed our fisheries in Atlantic Canada and
particularly that in Newfoundland and Labrador. The poor condition of harp
seals in terms of age, previously measured body mass and survivability of pups,
is a direct result of the seal population ...
Major Commercial Fishing Expo Opens in Yarmouth This Week; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in just a few days. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry.
“The Mariners Centre will be filled with a hundreds of exhibitors from ...
A Glance at Aquaculture and Fisheries Co-operative Business Models
Co-operatives are particularly well-suited as a business model in smaller communities where aquaculture or fisheries are taking place, so that the maximum number of residents in those communities can benefit.
The advantages of such organizations, when well-structured and managed, are that they respond to members’ needs, focusing on enhancing production and incomes of members, through innovation, best practices and market access.
Most readers will be familiar with credit unions (financ...
Our Fishery is in the Bantam Leagues Compared to Some
Despite what the chairperson of one of the recently appointed fisheries committees stated regarding the direction of future fisheries related to marketing, how in hell’s name can you have a market-driven industry, survival of fishing communities or indeed the industry itself when there are so few fish to catch?
To begin with, there is no real indication the huge, diversified fishery we delivered to Ottawa in 1949 is recovering and there is clear evidence DFO is abandoning its management ...
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.
New Sustainable Northern Fisheries Course Offered at Marine Institute
A new course being offered under the Marine Institute’s (MI) Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) (MMS(FRM)) program will help students better understand fisheries in northern waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Current Issues in Sustainable Fisheries — Sustainable Northern Fisheries (MSTM 6009) is a 13-week elective which will feature lectures from local and international experts and will allow students to explore northern oceanography, fisheries ...
Did Minister Seek a Food Fishery Commitment from Federal Minister Tootoo?
Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, is asking if the Ball Government received a commitment this week from federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo to end the dangerous and discriminatory practice of limiting the Newfoundland and Labrador recreational food fishery to just a few days when bad weather can put people in jeopardy.
The Liberals promised in their 2015 policy platform to advocate strongly on the province’s behalf for an expanded recreational food fishery...
Living Up to Election Promises: N.L.’s Federal Cabinet Minister Outlines Fisheries Commitments Kept and Those Yet to Come
Newfoundland and Labrador’s newly minted representative in the federal cabinet was in St. John’s last month to address a captive audience at the FFAW’s (Fish, Food and Allied Workers union) constitutional convention.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote said the new Justin Trudeau-lead government has wasted no time in living up to some of the fisheries-related commitments made during the campaign — with the first being the reinstatement of the Coast Guard marine rescue ...
FFAW Launches New Rural Works Campaign
Today, FFAW-Unifor in collaboration with its partners, launched a new campaign to build a coalition for rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
Rural Works is a campaign to build and strengthen an economically vibrant and sustainable rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
The objective of Rural Works is to build a broad and inclusive coalition focused on strengthening rural economies with good jobs, better pay and a longer working season. The Rural Works coalition will bring together the fishing ...
Major Shift in Fisheries Thinking as Federal Parties Vie for Votes
A major political shift in fisheries thinking is taking place amongst Canada’s political parties as they compete for the coastal vote according to the survey results released today by the country’s national fishermen’s organization.
“There is a recognition across the political spectrum that sustainable fisheries are not just about the ecology and economy; they are about the social values Canadians hold dearly,” Christian Brun, President of the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters...