Chronology of a Deal Gone Bad
Timeline Traces Breakdown of CETA-Related Fisheries Fund
“The provincial fishery is now ideally positioned to capitalize on unrestricted access to European seafood markets and become more globally competitive with the creation of a $400-million federal-provincial fund to support industry enhancements.”
This was how an excited and optimistic Kathy Dunderdale described the now embattled fisheries fund on October 29, 2013.
At the time, the now former Newfoundland and Labrador premier ...
Atlantic Canadian Seafood by the Numbers
The seafood caught and produced in Atlantic Canada is worth in excess of $2.2 billion annually and continue to grow.
According to the most recent statistics (2013) from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the landed value of all seafood produced in the four Atlantic Provinces totals an impressive $2,258,151,000. This number is quite staggering when you think about at. Few industries in this region produce products that contribute this much to the economy and gross domestic ...
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 ...
Will CETA War Overshadow Shrimp Battle?
Uncertainty remains the catchword for the 2015 Atlantic Canada shrimp fishery.
Many harvesters are waiting, with much trepidation, to see if additional shrimp quota cuts will be coming this year. However, some indicators are pointing to a further tightening of already shrinking quotas. Question to be asked is what will be the extent of those abatements?
Fishermen took a major hit last year when federal quota reductions included a cut of 20 per cent to Shrimp Fishing Area Six, with the ...
Fishing Fatalities Continue to be Major Concern For TSB
The high number of accidents involving loss of life on fishing vessels remains one of the key priorities for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).
Commercial fishing industry fatalities was one of eight significant safety issues identified by the TSB in its 2014 Watchlist — released in late November of last year.
According to the TSB Watchlist, an average of 134 fishing vessel accidents per year were reported between 2009 and 2013 in Canada, which together comprised 40 per ...
A Hands-On Experience
The Department of Ocean Sciences at Memorial University has wrapped up a two month-long, joint collaboration with the Oceans Learning Partnership.
The program offers high school students and their teachers an opportunity to discover the diverse and fascinating world of ocean sciences. The biodiversity lab program gave Biology 2201 students and their teachers a field trip that provided many of the learning outcomes associated with the biodiversity unit of the course.
“The program is an ...
The Times They Are a Changin’?
Any number of words can and have been used to describe the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada — including some highly ‘descriptive’ terms that are not exactly suitable for print.
However, one descriptor that seemed to appear on the lips of many when looking back at the year that was is the time-tested, French-borrowed phrase déjà vu.
Deja vu is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past ...