GEAC Attempting to Discredit N.L. Inshore Sector
I feel compelled to respond to the letter submitted to the May issue of The Navigator by Kris Vascotto of the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC).
Many of the issues raised by Vascotto require correction or at a minimum, clarification. In many cases, Vascotto cherry picked information and made an attempt to discredit the inshore sector of the fishing industry in this province.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (GIDC) is a recently-establi...
FFAW President Refutes Content of GEAC’s Northern Cod-Related Letter
I am writing in response to Kris Vascotto’s letter entitled, Northern Cod: Focusing on Facts and Science to Protect the Future, that appeared in the May issue of The Navigator.
The title chosen contains a fair amount of irony, as the letter itself relied on nothing more than falsehoods and finger pointing in an attempt to further the divisive messaging driven by the organization Mr. Vascotto represents, the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC).
First, let’s be clear on who ...
Northern Cod: Focusing on Facts and Science to Protect the Future
In March, word of a single-year 30 per cent decline in Northern cod attracted the attention of media, scientists and environmental groups from around the globe.
The world was clearly watching Canada’s management of this stock.
It was quite telling to see how various stakeholders responded.
From a scientific perspective, I was disappointed but not surprised with the dramatic decline. Since 2015, our organization, the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC), has repeatedly ...
New Milestones Achieved in ASP-GEAC Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project
The Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) led by two industry trade associations in eastern Canada announced today they are making great progress in the work around the iconic stock, as reported at the end of their second annual Working Group meeting held in Brussels on the eve of the Brussels Seafood Show.
The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) held their annual Northern Cod FIP consultation with the Sustainable Fisher...