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On the Waterfront – August 2024

Canada to Host Second International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in 2025 To mark World Oceans Day, Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that Canada would play host to the Second International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in February 2025. The aim of the summit, according to the government, is to work with industry partners to find solutions to fishing gear loss in the ocean. Since 2020, Canada’s Ghost Gear Fund has enabled the ...

On the Waterfront – July 2024

NLGIDC Expresses Disappointment in DFO’s Redfish Management The Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (NLGIDC) has spoken out against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) decision to allocate a majority of the quota for the recently reopened redfish fishery to offshore fleets in 2024. The NLGIDC said that while the total allowable catch (TAC) of 60,000 tonnes is “reasonable,” the quota shares have “greatly disappointed inshore fleets and ...

On the Waterfront – June 2024

FIP Celebrates Several Achievements in Latest Meeting Stakeholders from around the world met in Barcelona, Spain to celebrate a number of achievements in the Northern cod Fishery Improvement Project (FIP). The meeting included United Kingdom stakeholders like Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Marks & Spencer, Youngs Seafoods and Thistle Seafoods, France’s Sysco division, High Liner Foods from the United States/Canada as well as Canadian stakeholders including Ocean Choice ...

On the Waterfront – May 2024

High Liner Invests $5 Million in Norcod In exchange for 10 per cent ownership and nomination rights for a seat on their board of directors, High Liner Foods has invested $5 million in the Norwegian aquaculture company Norcod. Going forward, High Liner CEO Paul Jewer will sit on Norcod’s board of directors. Norcod’s operates six facilities located in central and northern Norway with licenses secured to reach a production capacity of 26,000 metric tonnes of cod. The conditions in these ...

On the Waterfront – April 2024

OCI Sells Scallop Quota to Focus on N.L. Operations Ocean Choice International (OCI) has sold its Nova Scotia scallop quota to Mersey Seafoods, LaHave Seafoods and Comeau’s Sea Foods. This sale of OCI’s quota came in exchange for Greenland halibut and Northern cod quota from Mersey as well as Greenland halibut, Northern cod and redfish quota from LaHave. LaHave will also be acquiring OCI’s pollock, haddock and flounder quotas as well as the company’s assets in Riverport, Nova ...

On the Waterfront – March 2024

FCC President Elected to Chair ICFA The president of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC), Paul Lansbergen, has been elected to Chair the Board of Directors for the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA). ICFA represents fish and seafood industry associations spanning 25 different countries, accounting for 85 per cent of fish landings worldwide. As the president of the FCC, Lansbergen previously sat on the board of ICFA as its Vice Chair before he was elected Chair. ...

On the Waterfront – February 2024

Kraken Robotics Awarded $3 Million Survey Contract Kraken Robotics Inc., a Canadian-based marine technology company, has been granted a $3 million dollar contract to supply seabed mapping services to a survey operator in support of an unnamed navy customer. Kraken will employ their “KATFISH” high-speed seabed survey system to provide imagery and bathymetry of various ports and harbours. The surveys will take place between January and May 2024.     True North Salmon ...

On the Waterfront – January 2024

FCWC Returns to Moncton for 21st Edition Canada’s largest marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada (FCWC), is returning to the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. from January 19–20, 2024. The trade show, presented by The Navigator in partnership with Master Promotions, drew over 7,000 visitors during its 20th edition in 2022. The 2024 event, according to show manager Shawn Murphy, is expected to significantly exceed past records. “Exhibitors have been expressing their excitement to ...

On the Waterfront – December 2023

DFO Implements New Assessment Model for Northern Cod Stocks The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a new model for assessing 2J3KL Northern cod stocks which evaluates long-term productivity from 1954 to the present using tagging and landing data. The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Newfoundland and Labrador’s fish harvester’s union, called this move towards a new model a “positive step for federal fisheries science.” “We applaud the considerable ...

On the Waterfront – November 2023

North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show Back in St. John’s This Fall The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show, presented by The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions, is back in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from November 17 to 18. “This event is always a keystone for Newfoundland’s fishing industry,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “It’s amazing to see how far the industry progresses every two years, so we can’t wait to put some new products and developments in ...