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Lobster Prices Decrease as Other LFAs Kick Into Gear

It was a cold, windy and raw spring as May rolled in and lobsters flooded the market with the opening of new LFAs in northeastern New Brunswick, the north coast of P.E.I. and the western shore of Cape Breton Island. The regions’ top two areas in terms of landings and value — LFA 33-34 — are winding down with closure set for May 31. The all-important topic along the wharves was of course prices — as predicted they didn’t mirror what happened a year ago when March, 2015 produced ...

New Sustainability Assessment Makes Recommendations to Grow Northern Cod Stock

An independent assessment completed by SAI Global on behalf of WWF-Canada and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) confirms that the Newfoundland northern cod stock has grown significantly since 2006, but cautions that numbers are far below what they were during the peak commercial success of the fishery. In 2015, FFAW-Unifor, the Seafood Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador, Fogo Island Co-op and WWF-Canada agreed to work together to rebuild the fishery off Newfoundland...

Interim Quotas Would Put Nail in Coffin of Inshore Northern Shrimp Fishery, FFAW Claims

Granting offshore trawlers in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6 an advance on next season’s quotas or interim quotas would undermine the full stock assessment and allocation policy review, said the president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) today in a press release. Keith Sullivan said while these critical processes are underway, all fishing in SFA 6 must cease. “By granting interim quotas, the federal government would be tacitly admitting that offshore quota guarantees ...

Argument for the Halibut: Newfoundland and Labrador Furious, P.E.I. Pleased Over Quota Tonnages

What should have been a joyous occasion in the Atlantic Canada fishing industry has turned into a war of words being shouted across the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It started out innocently enough, with a 20 per cent increase in the total allowable catch of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf. The regional catch for the giant flatfish will go from 864 tonnes in 2014 to 1,036.8 tonnes for 2015 and 2016. However, the bone of contention here lies in how that increase has been allocated amongst Atlantic ...

Only Fraction of Seal Quota Expected to be Taken Again This Year

It looks like 2015 is going to be another challenging year for the seal fishery in Atlantic Canada. Despite the quota set at 400,000 seals, for months, there has been much speculation about the size and scope of this year hunt, with questions over interested buyers and the demand for pelts. The first blow came recently when industry fixture Carino Processing announced it would not be buying seal pelts this year, but instead would be concentrating on selling its current inventory. This ...