N.L Government Approves Change of Operator Applications Related to the Sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries
Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Crocker has accepted the recommendation of the Fish Processing Licensing Board to approve the fish processing licence change of operator applications related to the purchase of Quin-Sea Fisheries by Royal Greenland.
“Royal Greenland submitted a solid business plan and, after careful consideration, the independent Fish Processing Licensing Board recommended approval of the change of operator applications. After conducting my ...
N.L. All-Party Committee on Northern Shrimp Allocations to Reconvene
Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Northern Shrimp Allocations will reconvene to discuss next steps in response to a new science report from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) that indicates a significant reduction in the Northern shrimp stock in SFA 6 over the past year.
Based on these reports, the Federal Government’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) policy relating to Northern Shrimp allocation decisions will continue to have a devastating effect on ...
Northern Lights 2016
The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) recently produced another successful Northern Lights, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador / Nunatsiavut.
Northern Lights 2016 was held at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) in Ottawa, Ontario, January 27-30, 2016. The four-day event attracted 200 exhibitors and 1,200 delegates.
New this year, in collaboration with ArcticNet, ...
Dealings with Ottawa Main Priority for New N.L. Fisheries Minister
To say Steve Crocker has had a full agenda lately would be an understatement.
The newly-minted Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture told The Navigator that the briefings from his departmental officials have been many and often, but are going well.
“We have finished up what I will call the treetop briefings, so now we are starting to nail down issues and meet with more stakeholders and get briefings from them as to where they are with the fishery,” Crocker ...
Transparent and Accountable: A New Approach to Regulating Aquaculture
Aquaculture in Nova Scotia is an industry that is an increasingly important economic contributor to rural regions in the province.
Last year, the aquaculture industry was worth more than $60 million and employed 606 men and women in full and part-time positions. We have 44 companies actively farming fish at more than 270 sites in Nova Scotia with a young workforce.
In an effort to capitalize on this and address credible concerns about the impact of aquaculture development on our environ...
Crocker New N.L. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister
Newfoundland and Labrador has a new minister of fisheries and aquaculture.
Steve Crocker was sworn in this morning as part of Dwight Ball’s Liberal cabinet.
Crocker is the MHA for the new rural district of Carbonear – Trinity – Bay de Verde.
He won the Liberal nomination by defeating defeated Sam Slade, the former MHA for Carbonear - Harbour Grace.
The newly formed district was proposed by the The Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Boundaries Commission after it was tasked ...