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Supporting the Essential Service Employees Who are Supporting the World

Above: Lonnie Snow photo With the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire world has entered an unprecedented situation. It is difficult to recall a time in living memory where so much of the world has been at a standstill and yet some industries — and some people — find themselves busier than ever, shouldering the weight of our emergency response as they keep essential services functioning. The Canadian fish and seafood sector is one of these essential services. Harvesters, processors ...

We Need to be Proud and Loud for Our Fisheries

I would like to commend the Navigator Magazine for its editorial, “Is Federal MPA Plan Too Aggressive and Short-Sighted,” in the February issue. Part of the problem is that the fisheries sector has fallen short when telling its story. The resulting void has been filled by the sector’s critics. Their view of our world is that we are too aggressive and short-sighted. I say we need to be proud and loud about our sustainability practices. Fisheries and Oceans Canada reports that 96 per ...

FCC Conference Serves Up Insights and Solutions as Seafood Industry Adapts to Dynamic Challenges

For over a year, the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) has led a campaign to promote Canadian fish and seafood under the tagline, “Three Oceans, Two Million Lakes, One Place.” However, given the strong and enthusiastic showing at FCC’s recent Annual Conference, the tagline might have earned a new twist, “Hundreds of Participants, 11 Speakers, Lots of Value — in Two Days.” Indeed, as industry leaders from all three coasts and at all points along the supply chain gathered in ...

FCC Future Leaders Canada Moving Forward

By Paul Lansbergen President, Fisheries Council of Canada This year, the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) launched a new sector-specific career development program. The huge success of a similar program in the U.S. gave us confidence that Future Leaders Canada would be valued by the sector. Our expectations for the first year were modest to build momentum for future years. The response and reactions from the sector during the application phase were encouraging. In the end, we ...

FCC Future Leaders Canada Program Starts Strong

This year, the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) launched a new sector-specific career development program. The huge success of a similar program in the U.S. gave us confidence that Future Leaders Canada would be valued by the sector. Our expectations for the first year were modest to build momentum for future years. The response and reactions from the sector during the application phase were encouraging. In the end, we have seven very strong Future Leaders in our inaugural class. Our ...