Fishermen Pot Their Own Snow Crab Science
Veteran N.L. Fisherman Wayne Russell Says His Own Survey Shows Crab Stocks Healthy
It’s an old story in Newfoundland and Labrador that fishermen and scientists do not often see eye-to-eye on what’s happening out on the water.
As sure as a cold northerly wind sweeps along the coast in the fall, a wave of disputes over the actual state of fishing stocks will follow in the wake.
The province’s snow crab fishery was dealt a drastic blow this year with huge quota cuts after Department ...
Longer Season, Increased Quotas for 2017 2J3KL Cod Fishery
Fishermen in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL are going to be able to catch more cod this year.
In late May, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced the 2017 Northern cod Stewardship/Bycatch fishery will be opening earlier this year, with an increase in weekly catch limits. As well, the 12-mile fishing restriction has been dropped.
The season started on June 12, with fishermen permitted to take 4,000 pounds per week, up to June 30. The season will be closed for the month of July when ...
FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Establish Fair Gulf Halibut Quotas
Halibut harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling on the federal government to address the previous government’s wrongs by establishing fair quota allocations for Gulf of St. Lawrence halibut.
This week, representatives of FFAW-Unifor will make a presentation to the Gulf Groundfish Advisory Committee reviewing halibut allocation decisions made since 2007.
“Previous sharing agreements have resulted in significant and disproportionate reductions in quota for Newfoundland and ...