2015 Personal Use Seal License Information Session
DFO advises that there will be a Seal Information Session for new applicants requesting Personal Use Seal Licenses at the following location:
Thursday, April 23 at S.U.F. Hall, Eastport, NL.
Session will commence at 7pm.
Persons obtaining a new Personal Use Seal Licence must have:
Proof of age (18 years of age or older)
A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate
As with any sealing activity, Personal Use Seal License holders must follow the Marine Mammal Regulations and ...
Eel Elver Fishery Opening – Southwest Coast
DFO advises that the net and trap fishery for elvers will open at 0600 hours on April 16, 2015 for the following areas of the Southwest Coast: Farmer's Brook; Roti Brook; Connoire Bay Northeast Arm; Connoire Bay Northwest Arm; North Bay Brook East, La Poile,; North Bay Brook West, La Poile,; Grandy's Brook; Grand Bruit Brook; Cinq Cerf Brook; Couteau Brook; Bay de Loup Brook.
This fishery is prosecuted for the purposes of aquaculture of this species.
3PS Scallop Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay) and Area 11 (Fortune Bay) south of 47 degrees 00 minutes North will open at 0600 hours on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle and south sea scallop beds. These areas are defined in the licence conditions.
Closure area from Point Verde to Red Harbour and North Harbour (Area 10) remain in effect.
Licence conditions are available on the National ...
Launch of the MV Veteran
The new ferry to service Fogo Islands and Change Islands, the MV Veteran, was launched on Friday, March 27, from Damen Shipyards in Romania and will enter the final stage of construction.
The MV Veteran will have a capacity to carry 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
The provincial fleet of ferries annually transports over 900,000 passengers, 400,000 vehicles and 20,000 tonnes of freight across more than 50,000 arrivals and departures.
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 ...