Scallop Fishery Closure – Placentia Bay
DFO advises fish harvesters that the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47 14.33" N, 54 00.94"W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour (47 16.59"N, 54 58.58"w) on the west side, is closed and will reopen September 1, 2015 in line with the management plan for that fishery.
Closure of Winter Trout Angling Season
DFO advises anglers that the winter trout angling season for Zone 1 (Insular Newfoundland) closes on April 15, 2015. Angling for trout in tidal waters is still permitted, however, the daily bag limit applies. The angling season for inland waters in Zone 1 (Insular Newfoundland) will re-open on May 15, 2015 and close on September 7, 2015.
Anglers are advised to consult the 2014-2015 Angler's Guide for additional and detailed management measures.
The Angler's Guide can be found online ...
Seal Fishery Opening – 2015 Season
DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in Sealing Areas 4 to 8, that the fishery for Seals will re-open in Sealing Areas 4 to 8 and 12, at 0600 hours on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
This fishery will open for Front Longliners, Areas 5 to 8 Small Boats and Speed Boats, all Area 4 vessels, and Personal Use. This includes License Classes N100 to N106, N300 to N302, and N400.
DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, that the ...
Provincial Government Supports 2015 Seal Harvest
The sealing industry remains an important contributor to the provincial economy providing economic benefits to people and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Provincial Government announced April 7 that it is providing $2 million to support the purchase of seals from the 2015 harvest. This support comes in the form of loans to Carino Processing Ltd. and PhocaLux International Inc. of up to $1 million each.
The $2 million in loan funding will go toward the purchase of ...
We’d Have Been Better Off Staying Home
“We’re goin’ birdin’ tomorrow,” an excited Dion Faulkner exclaimed to his wife Sue as he entered their home in Musgrave Harbour on Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2003.
“Birdin,” meant saltwater duck hunting and like most men in rural Newfoundland communities, bird hunting had a huge appeal to Dion for various reasons.
Duck was a delicious food staple and good to have in the deep freeze for great meals in winter, but it was also a thrilling sport. And, it was more than that ...
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 ...
Another Successful North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show
Three New NL Inductees Welcomed into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame
Oil and gas, fish processors, commercial fisheries and aquaculture were just some of the industries represented at the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show, held November 28-29 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.
This year’s show marked the fourth biennial edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event. A broad exhibitor base showcased new and innovative products to 3,177 ...