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Competitiveness — Part III

Last month, I discussed how to measure the competitiveness of our industry. I concluded by suggesting four key measures: Where and when can we sell our products? How do the prices we receive compare with the prices received by competitors? How do incomes compare to those of competitors? How does our return on investment compare with that earned by competitors? This month, I will discuss how our industry performs against these measures. Before I get to the heart of the ...

Climate Change Hits the Seafood Industry; We’re in for a Wild Ride

As I write this in Boston on December 23, highs are forecast in the 70s. It is not just that we haven’t seen snow. The same thing is true in New Hampshire and Maine, hundreds of miles to the north. The unsettling warmth is not just disrupting holiday ambiance. My wife had wanted to get sleds for our grandchildren this year and I felt what was the point since they couldn’t use them. It is also disrupting the seafood industry on a global scale. Our basic problem is that warming ...

Best of Sea Winners Announced

Prince Edward Island’s high quality seafood has helped to inspire some of the Island’s top chefs to create culinary works of art during the inaugural Best of Sea promotion, says Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Alan McIsaac. “Many of Prince Edward Island’s seafood products are at their peak of quality this time of year so it is a great time for a fresh new promotion that highlights our Island seafood industry and the amazing talents of our local Island chefs,” said Minister ...

Seafood Industry Reacts Positively to Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the tentative Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the largest-ever deal of its kind. Twelve nations, including Canada, recently signed on to a deal that would ease trade barriers covering about 40 per cent of the world’s economy. The proposed agreement reduces or eliminates barriers in a wide range of sectors and could lead to more Canadian exports — notably seafood products. It also entrenches new international trade standards in Asia, setting a ...

ASP Praises Trans-Pacific Partnership

The head of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest seafood association says the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced today is great news for the province’s seafood and fish exporters. Derek Butler, executive director of the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP), says the trade deal will eliminate 100 per cent of all seafood tariffs into key markets, with most tariffs to be eliminated on implementation, and some to phase in over time. “We’re an export industry, pure and ...

Quinlan’s Shell By-Product Project Enters Environmental Review Stage

The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation announced today that Quinlan Brothers Limited has registered a project under Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act. Quinlan Brothers Limited is proposing the development of a shell by-product drying facility in an effort to deal with the vast quantities of shell waste generated from their primary shellfish processing activities in Bay de Verde. Currently, the shell is landfilled at a site ...

Clearwater Unveils Latest Addition to Clam Fleet

Clearwater Seafoods recently welcomed the Belle Carnell into its fleet of clam vessels in St. John’s. “The Belle Carnell represents the single-largest vessel investment in Clearwater’s history and is a testament to our dedication to the fishery, the region and sustainable seafood excellence,” said Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods. “This vessel will positively impact the economy across Atlantic Canada, creating 70 new well-paying, year-round jobs in our fleet and grow our 52-week ...

CASD — Ready for Fisheries Future

The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) is a comprehensive industrial response unit located within the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. With more than 15 research and technical personnel and state-of-the-art research facilities, the CASD provides a suite of technical expertise for addressing industry needs and is conducting a number of research and development efforts to enhance the future growth and diversi...

Clearwater Unveils Latest Addition to Clam Fleet

Clearwater Seafoods welcomed the Belle Carnell into its fleet of clam vessels today in St. John's. "The Belle Carnell represents the single-largest vessel investment in Clearwater's history and is a testament to our dedication to the fishery, the region and sustainable seafood excellence," said Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods. "This vessel will positively impact the economy across Atlantic Canada, creating 70 new well-paying, year-round jobs in our fleet and grow our 52-week process...

On the Waterfront – March 2015

MP Calls On Feds to do More For Small Craft Harbours Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Conservative government’s decision to reverse its decision on the number of cuts being made to the administration of Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador is welcome news, but it doesn’t go far enough. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced last fall that the number of areas and area managers was being reduced from four to two, along ...