N.L. Northern Shrimp Quota Takes Another Big Hit
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a 63 per cent cut to the inshore Northern shrimp quota in fishing area 6 — meaning the total allowable catch for SFA 6 went from 48,196 tonnes in 2015 to 27,825 tonnes in 2016, to 10,400 tonnes announced for 2017.
This amounts to a 78 per cent quota reduction over two years.
These dramatic cuts to the harvest rate are not in line with the reduction in the Northern shrimp biomass, claims the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union ...
LIFO Advisory Panel Members Named
On April 18, DFO announced the Ministerial Advisory Panel (MAP) to carry out the external review of the Department’s Last-In, First-Out policy (LIFO) for the Northern shrimp fishery.
The panel members include Barbara Crann, Wayne Follett, Dr. Sean Riley, Paul Sprout and Trevor Taylor.
The panel is planning to hold public consultation meetings with fishers, Indigenous peoples, industry and others to hear their views on the LIFO policy. For planning purposes, anyone wishing to attend a ...