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On the Waterfront – August 2021

Atlantic Provinces Sign New Aquaculture MOU The four Atlantic provinces recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the ongoing development and management of their industries, based on common principles. This extends the previous MOU signed in 2008. In a joint press release, the four principal governments said that aquaculture is an important economic driver for rural, coastal and Indigenous communities and Atlantic Canada is well positioned to increase aquaculture ...

On the Waterfront – June 2021

Fisheries Agreement Reached Between Government of Canada and Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government On April 18, the Canadian Federal Government and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government announced that they have agreed to a landmark plan to advance reconciliation in the fisheries. The five-year renewable Rights Reconciliation Agreement on Fisheries addresses areas of mutual interest and will help foster improved relationships with, and outcomes for, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq community by: Upholding ...

On the Waterfront – May 2021

Two Fishermen Lost After Crab Fishing Vessel Capsizes off Cape Breton Captain Craig Sock and deckhand Seth Monahan have been identified as the fishermen who lost their lives after their vessel, the Tyhawk, went down on April 4. According to reports from CBC, the vessel was owned by the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick and had left that community early Saturday to fish snow crab off Chéticamp, N.S. The three other crewmembers were rescued on Saturday evening. The Joint Rescue ...

On the Waterfront – March 2021

Grieg Newfoundland and Carpenter’s Union Sign Labour Agreement The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 579 was recently voluntarily recognized as a signatory union by Grieg Seafood Newfoundland. Mike Williams, President of Carpenters Local 579 stated, “Local 579 is looking forward to providing our newest signatory partner with a well-trained and skilled workforce that demonstrates their strong work ethic, productivity and safety mindset on the job site every day.” Knut ...

On the Waterfront – January 2021

FCC Praises Canada-U.K. Transitional Trade Deal The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) recently applauded the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom for reaching a transitional trade deal ahead of the Dec. 31, 2020 deadline. The new transitional trade deal will ensure that Canadian seafood products will continue to enjoy tariff-free access to Britain. “The Canadian fishing industry values its trading relationship with the United Kingdom as our fifth largest importer,” said Paul ...

On the Waterfront – November 2020

    Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Application Deadline Extended The Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program has been extended by another two weeks to ensure that as many Canadian fish harvesters as possible can take advantage of it. The online portal will now close on October 19, 2020. The program is delivering financial support to self-employed harvesters across the country who are facing hardships brought on by the economic impact of COVID–19. The program ...

On the Waterfront – October 2020

OCI Eyeing Substantial N.L. Development Ocean Choice International (OCI) is in the early stages of a proposed development in Conception Bay South (Long Pond), N.L. that could see the initial development of new land, a 90-metre wharf as well as the possible construction of a new cold storage facility. OCI has said it is still finalizing the business plan for this project and that it has not made a final decision to proceed. “We understand the importance of the area to residents, ...

On the Waterfront – September 2020

Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program to Open August 24 On August 5, Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced that the much-anticipated Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program will open for applications on August 24, 2020, through to September 21, 2020. In May, the Government of Canada announced $469.4 million in funding to establish the new Fish Harvester Benefit and the new Fish Harvester Grant. This is the single largest investment in Canada’s fisheries in nearly two ...

On the Waterfront – July 2020

Another N.B. Lobster Plant Gutted by Fire A May 21 fire completely destroyed a large seafood processing plant in northeastern New Brunswick. The lobster processing plant, Les Pêcheries de Chez Nous was located in Val-Comeau, a small coastal community in the regional municipality of Tracadie. The blaze broke out shortly before 3 p.m. and took firefighters about three-and-a-half hours to get under control. “The plant is a total loss,” he said. He said the plant was in production ...

On the Waterfront – June 2020

ISA Outbreak at Northern Harvest Smolt Facility Northern Harvest Smolt Limited (NHSL) recently announced that the suspect detection of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at its hatchery located in Stephenville, N.L. has been confirmed. Follow-up sampling at the facility identified eight fish as positive for pathogenic ISA and six fish as positive for non-pathogenic ISA. In response to this confirmation and in keeping with best practice, NHSL is culling all 450,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon ...