3PS Scallop Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay) and Area 11 (Fortune Bay) south of 47 degrees 00 minutes North will open at 0600 hours on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle and south sea scallop beds. These areas are defined in the licence conditions.
Closure area from Point Verde to Red Harbour and North Harbour (Area 10) remain in effect.
Licence conditions are available on the National ...
Lobster Fishery Opening Area 10
DFO advises that the lobster fishery, in Lobster Fishing Area 10 will open at 0600hrs on Saturday April 18, 2015 and close at 2000hrs on Saturday, June 27, 2015 (10 weeks).
Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the announced opening date.
Fish harvesters are advised that licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).
DFO reminds Lobster fish ...
Scallop Fishery Closure – Placentia Bay
DFO advises fish harvesters that the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47 14.33" N, 54 00.94"W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour (47 16.59"N, 54 58.58"w) on the west side, is closed and will reopen September 1, 2015 in line with the management plan for that fishery.
2015 Lobster Fishery Openings for Area 11
DFO advises that the lobster fishery, in Lobster Fishing Area 11 will open as follows.
Lobster Fishing Area 11 (East of Western Head, Hare Bay) 0600hrs on Saturday, April 18, 2015 to 2000hrs on Saturday, June 20, 2015. (9 weeks)
Lobster Fishing Area 11 (West of Western Head, Hare Bay) 0600hrs on Saturday, May 02, 2015 to 2000 Saturday, July 04 2015. (9 weeks)
Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour ...
Better Productivity Necessary for Fishery to Evolve
Last month I talked about quality, probably the biggest issue we face as an industry.
This month, I will discuss productivity, another big issue that must be addressed, if we are going to have a better future. And, as we will see, the two issues are related.
Productivity is measured as a ratio:
Productivity = Output / Input
In other words, it is simply a measure of how much of something we get out compared to what we put in. It is a way to measure effectiveness and efficiency in ...
Quality is Biggest Issue Facing the Fishery Today
Of all the challenges we have in the capture fishery in Atlantic Canada — and there are many — probably none is bigger or more important to the future of the industry than the need to improve the quality of our raw materials and finished products.
Quality is a foundation piece — it underpins everything else, determining what is possible in processing and marketing, our ultimate output value, the incomes earned by harvesters and plant workers and the profitability of plants and fishing ...
Fishing for Success
NL Organization Formed to Pass on Traditional Industry Practices
The name Petty Harbour has been synonymous with the fishery for centuries. And Kimberly Orren would like to ensure it stays that way for many years to come.
Orren is the executive director and driving force behind Fishing for Success, a new, non-profit organization formed to help preserve traditional fishing knowledge in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove resident explained her vision for the fledgling ...