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Quota Cuts Coming for Georges Bank Groundfish

It looks like quota cuts are on the horizon for the Georges Bank groundfish fishery. Recent recommendations from the Canada/U.S. Georges Bank Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) include a 25 per cent cut in haddock quotas, a 32 per cent cut for cod quotas and a 53 per cent cut in yellowtail flounder quotas for 2019. Co-chair of the Committee, Alain d’Entremont, Scotia Harvest Inc., said the 2019 overall recommendation for cod is 650 metric tonnes (a reduction from 950 ...

Fact Checking Georges Bank Haddock

I noticed a letter from the FFAW in the June edition of The Navigator that used 5Z (Eastern Georges Bank) haddock as an example in an unrelated point. The statement read “The last haddock assessment reported a spawning stock biomass (ssb) of 33,700 tonnes” and later that “they land nearly 15,000 tonnes.” While stock assessments are publicly available online, I wanted to ensure Navigator readers are aware that the 2017 stock assessment showed the stock was extremely healthy with ...

With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018

After a period of relative stability, the next seafood commodity that may be buffeted by price swings will be whitefish. Cod, the premium product in the complex, is likely to see shortages and rising prices in some specialty markets. But for buyers, there is instability throughout the complex. Haddock, cod, tilapia, pangasius and pollock prices are all out of their normal relationship to each other. Disruptions in the cod market, possible major disruptions in pangasius and the fact that ...

Is it OK to Eat the Small Ones?

There is an art to writing a good headline. A properly written magazine, newspaper or web story headline has several purposes: it should convey to the reader an idea of what an article is about, while at the same time being provocative enough to suck the reader in to want to know more to satisfy their curiosity. Of all the publications and websites out there, one probably would not put the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) on the list of compelling headline writers. ...

No Definite Answer to Fish Kill Question

No Definite Answer to Fish Kill Question Society expects science — medical and physical — to solve all problems and when it doesn’t, questions abound on what use science is if it cannot attend to all pressing needs. Fish kills aren’t unknown is in this vast country — a lot of them in fresh water systems, caused by runoffs of this or that chemical from industrial sources. On the briny side of the coin, it isn’t uncommon each summer to see dead whales or dolphins wash up on our ...

Fishery Alive and Kicking in South Western Nova Scotia

Contrary to popular opinion, the commercial fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia is far from comatose and is indeed alive and kicking. You don’t have to look too far to prove this point. Some boat builders are booked up for the next four years as fishermen — especially lobstermen — are opting for the big 50-footers so they can extend their fishing grounds and time. A lobster buyer in Meteghan River, who employed some 70 or so workers four year ago, now has 300 on the payroll and ...