Food Fishery Foolishness
According to the editorial in the April issue of The Navigator, the recreational/food fishery is the elephant in the room with respect to future cod fisheries management.
The editorial claimed that DFO cannot get a handle on the catch from the recreational fishery. I don’t understand.
DFO has had two recreational cod surveys done, 2005 and 2007. Both concluded and agreed that about 1,000,000 cod were caught each season, or around a couple of thousand metric tonnes. Pre-moratorium ...
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...
Summer Portion of 2015 Recreational Groundfish Fishery To Close Sunday
DFO reminds the public that the 2015 Summer season of the recreational groundfish fishery for Newfoundland and Labrador (NAFO Divisions 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn and 4R) will close one (1) hour after sunset on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
The fall season will open on September 19 to September 27, 2015.
Participants in the recreational groundfish fishery are reminded to inspect their catch carefully for pink or yellow tags, located in the back of the fish. The tags are uniquely numbered and have a ...
2015 Recreational Groundfish Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the dates for the 2015 summer Recreational groundfish Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador will be Saturday, July 18 to Sunday, August 09, 2015, with a fall fishery from Saturday, September 19 to Sunday, September 27, 2015.
The recreational groundfish fishery will occur in all NAFO areas around Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn, and 4R.
The public is reminded that fishing is not permitted in the Eastport and Gilbert Bay Marine Protected ...
Back to the Future: Return of the Cod
Cod are increasing in abundance off the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and on the Grand Banks, in NAFO zone 2J3KL.
That is either good or bad news for people in our industry, depending on their individual circumstances. I thought it might be worth considering some of the implications of this development.
Why Are Cod Increasing in Abundance?
The main reason seems to be climate change. Temperatures around the world have been increasing over several decades, mainly due to ...