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Shrimp Price Bumped to $1.25/pound

2017 Quota Cuts Still Cast Shadow on Season The Standing Fish Price-Setting Panel sided with harvesters June 21 when it agreed to a proposal from Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp fishermen to increase the minimum price to $1.25/pound, up from the original 2017 price of $.95/pound set in April. The bump amounts to a 31.5 per cent increase and is the minimum price for all shrimp sizes landed this summer, which range from two grams and up. Processors, represented by the Association of ...

2017 N.L. Shrimp Price Drops Below $1/Pound

The beleaguered Newfoundland and Labrador Northern Shrimp industry received more bad news recently when the 2017 price was set at .95 cents/pound (CAD). This is down from the average price of $1.40/pound in 2016 and $1.80/pound in 2015. This lower price follows on the heels of recent massive quota cuts to Northern shrimp, particularly in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced a 63 per cent cut to the inshore Northern shrimp quota in fishing ...

N.L. Northern Shrimp Quota Takes Another Big Hit

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a 63 per cent cut to the inshore Northern shrimp quota in fishing area 6 – meaning the total allowable catch for SFA 6 went from 48,196 tonnes in 2015 to 27,825 tonnes in 2016, to 10,400 tonnes announced for 2017. This amounts to a 78 per cent quota reduction over two years. These dramatic cuts to the harvest rate are not in line with the reduction in the Northern shrimp biomass, claims the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union ...

LIFO Out, But Uneasiness Remains in Shrimp Fishery

SFA 6 Quota Cut by 42 Per Cent – Inshore Harvesters Get 70 Per Cent The LIFO policy may be out but inshore fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador who fought to maintain a right to fish Northern shrimp were not claiming victory quite yet until they see what exactly will replace the Last In, First Out policy on shrimp quota sharing between the inshore and offshore sectors – they did not have to wait long. On July 6, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Dominic LeBlanc ...

Northern Shrimp Quota Cuts Will Impact Coastal Communities, FFAW says

Inshore northern shrimp harvesters and plant workers have mixed feelings on the announcement by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on proportionate sharing in shrimp fishing area (SFA) 6 and quotas for 2016-2017, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) said in a press release Friday. The new proportionate sharing plan will allocate 70 per cent of the annual northern shrimp quota in SFA 6 to the inshore fleet, which is a move to a better fisheries management regime for ...

Northern Shrimp Fishery Hit With 42 Per Cent Quota Cut

Late Thursday, July 14, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officially announced want many were speculating – quota cuts to Northern shrimp. As part of the management plan for 2016/17, DFO announced that in Northern Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6, the total allowable catch will be reduced by 42.3 per cent from 2015/16 level of 48,196 tonnes to 27,825 tonnes. As was previously announced, the Last In, First Out policy has been eliminated and replaced with proportional shares. The ...

Minister LeBlanc Accepts Key Recommendation of Advisory Panel on LIFO

OTTAWA – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, issued the following statement: “After a thorough review of the Ministerial Advisory Panel Report on the Northern Shrimp fishery’s Last in, First Out (LIFO) policy, I wish to confirm acceptance of its fundamental recommendation. The panel determined that after being in place for about 20 years, “LIFO is not a sustainable instrument of public policy,” and should be replaced ...

LIFO — A David and Goliath Shrimp Conflict

For several months, the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers (CAPP) has been conducting an advertising blitz in province-wide media extolling the “virtues” of the offshore factory freezer trawler shrimp fishery. The major fisheries policy issue at stake in this David and Goliath conflict is whether or not the federal government will continue to apply a Last-In First-Out (LIFO) policy that could lead to the elimination of the inshore fleet sector, onshore shrimp plants and certain ...

Offshore, Inshore Shrimp Fleets Elevate Debate Through Public Campaigns

An important report on the future of the province’s northern shrimp fishery is expected to land on federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Hunter Tootoo’s desk by the middle of this month. In it a ministerial advisory panel will offer advice to Tootoo on whether his department should continue, modify or abolish the controversial Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy for that fishery. If abolished, it is expected to offer advice on what kind of sharing arrangement between the inshore and offshore ...

LIFO Meetings Kick Off in St. John’s

The Ministerial Advisory Panel on the Last In, First Out (LIFO) policy specific to Northern shrimp will be holding seven public consultation meetings in the following communities: May 10, Iqaluit, NU May 24-25, St. John’s, NL May 26, Gander, NL May 28, St. Anthony, NL May 30, Mary’s Harbour, NL May 31, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL June 10, Halifax, NS (Translation will be provided) The purpose of the meetings is for the Panel to obtain advice from organizations, ...