New Sustainability Assessment Makes Recommendations to Grow Northern Cod Stock
An independent assessment completed by SAI Global on behalf of WWF-Canada and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) confirms that the Newfoundland northern cod stock has grown significantly since 2006, but cautions that numbers are far below what they were during the peak commercial success of the fishery.
In 2015, FFAW-Unifor, the Seafood Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador, Fogo Island Co-op and WWF-Canada agreed to work together to rebuild the fishery off Newfoundlandâ...
It’s Not Just Pot Luck: Cod Pots a Proven Option for Future Groundfish Fishery, Foundation, Chair Says
It sounds like a relatively simple process â€” toss a baited cod pot over the side of your boat, steam back later and pull in live cod, land it, get it processed and off to market.
It works with crab and lobster, right?
But for cod, itâ€™s not that simple. Cod simply were never caught that way â€” at least, not commercially.
A demonstration project on Fogo Island off Newfoundland's northeast coast, however, has proven over the past seven years or so that cod potting is an exciting ...
Thousands of Jobs at Risk in Northern Shrimp Fishery, FFAW Claims
The Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) Â is stating that thousands of harvesting and processing jobs in rural Newfoundland and Labrador may be lost if the current fisheries management policies for northern shrimp are maintained.
The FFAW is providing, what it calls, further details on the impact of sharp declines in the northern shrimp stock as outlined in Fisheries and Oceans Canadaâ€™s (DFO) stock status report.
â€śThe implications of the stock status report, if they are ...
Update on Fogo Island â€“ Change Islands Ferry Service
The Department of Transportation and Works advises that the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor began providing passenger and vehicle service to travellers to Fogo Island and Change Islands at approximately 7 a.m. today (Wednesday, February 3), while repairs to the MV Veteran are ongoing.
The MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor will operate on the winter schedule and will remain operational until the MV Veteran returns from St. Johnâ€™s where repairs will be made. A timeline for the MV Veteranâ€™s return to service ...
The Canadian Coast Guard to Explore Long-term Solutions for Manolis L
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Canadian Coast Guard is requesting information from businesses that specialize in marine salvage to execute an in-depth technical assessment of the Manolis L.
An in-depth technical assessment will provide detailed information on the status of the hull and identify locations and amounts of oil that may be contained within the wreck. In addition, the technical assessment will outline other operational challenges that will ...
Launch of the MV Veteran
The new ferry to service Fogo Islands and Change Islands, the MV Veteran, was launched on Friday, March 27, from Damen Shipyards in Romania and will enter the final stage of construction.
The MV Veteran will have a capacity to carry 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
The provincial fleet of ferries annually transports over 900,000 passengers, 400,000 vehicles and 20,000 tonnes of freight across more than 50,000 arrivals and departures.