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Union Objects to Draft Shrimp Management Plan

After a dismal 2017 shrimp season that saw harvests slashed for the inshore Newfoundland and Labrador fleet, the FFAW/Unifor has strongly objected to a DFO draft rebuilding plan for Northern shrimp, recently unveiled at a meeting in Montreal. At issue is the rebuilding targets and whether they should remain the same as the historical targets, or be adjusted due to the increased presence of cod. If DFO continues business as usual, shrimp quotas for 2018 are likely to be the same as the ...

N.L. Aquaculture Industry Receives Major Boost

The aquaculture industry is about to enter a period of growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, if the provincial government gets its way. Premier Dwight Ball recently announced the launch of 28 actions that will promote new careers and bright futures through sustainable aquaculture development. Actions to support growth within the aquaculture industry include: Responding to the human resource needs of the industry with tailored labour market supports, immigration attraction, and efforts ...

Staying the Course

TriNav Group Directors (from left) Trevor Decker, Paul Pinhorn and Rick Young discuss the launch for the first edition of The Navigator back in 1997. No one said it was going to be easy. And it wasn’t. There were a few choppy seas along the way but it worked — The Navigator Magazine is 20 years old this month and going as strong as ever. It all started in 1997 — a milestone year for me. After spending more than 30 years behind a microphone, I took an early retirement from ...

Listen to the Capelin

If you want to know the future of the fishery around Newfoundland and Labrador guess who you should talk to? It’s a tiny fish that’s about 20 centimetres long and weighs in at 25 grams. When it’s trawled and dumped on the deck of the boat it smells like cucumber and its silvery underbelly sparkle like diamonds in the sunshine. One more hint? Historically, it was a popular fertilizer and most people want at least one meal of it a year. You got it. It’s the Mallotus villosus, or to ...

FISH-NL Calls for Terms of Union to be Reopened

The following letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   On behalf of the more than 3,000 inshore harvesters who are members of the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL), I’m writing to request that the Government of Canada reopen this province’s Terms of Union with regards to fisheries management. This year represents a number of milestones: the 150th anniversary of Confederation, 68 years since Newfoundland joined Canada and ...

Understanding Fish Stocks

Marine Institute Home to OCI Industrial Research Chair for Fish Stock Assessment Dr. Noel Cadigan has been named the first Ocean Choice International Research Chair in Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries. The new chair is an investment of $2.5 million from industry, government, academia, donors and the Marine Institute (MI) to advance the way fish stock assessments for the Northwest Atlantic fisheries are conducted. Housed at MI, it is only ...

No Decision on Future of FISH-NL

Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board Yet to Rule on Application More than eight months has passed since the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) presented an application to the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Relations Board requesting that the organization be certified as the new bargaining agent for inshore fish harvesters, currently represented by the FFAW-Unifor. On August 1, the group was once again calling on the province’s ...

On the Waterfront – October 2017

Marine Institute Receives Funding for Eelgrass Restoration Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard recently announced that the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $4.7 million over five years for a project to help restore eelgrass ecosystems in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The Marine Institute is the first group in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive project funding through the fund. The ...

2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Groundfish Fishery Fall Season Opening

DFO advises that 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador recreational groundfish fishery will be open from Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017. The recreational groundfish fishery will occur in all NAFO areas /subareas 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 Areas. Recreational fishers are limited to five groundfish per day (including ...

Marine Institute Receives Funding for Eelgrass Restoration

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today that the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $4.7 million over five years for a project to help restore eelgrass ecosystems in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The Marine Institute is the first group in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive project funding through the Fund. The project will enhance the Placentia Bay ecosystem, benefitting fish and ...