FISH-NL Wants Reserve Shrimp Quota For Inshore Fleet
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for an immediate halt to the fishing of northern shrimp by factory-freezer offshore trawlers in waters off Newfoundland’s northeast coast and southern Labrador until stocks rebound.
In light of an expected dramatic cut to the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of northern shrimp in the area known as Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6, FISH-NL is requesting that the federal government reserve the limited quota ...
Northern Shrimp Stocks Down 40 Per Cent: Fate of 2016 Fishing Season Up in the Air
For months there has been much speculation about the fate of 2016 northern shrimp quotas, particularly in SFA (shrimp fishing area) 6, located adjacent to the northeast coast of Newfoundland and the southeast coast of Labrador.
On Feb. 23, the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) surprised some when it publicly called for an immediate halt to all northern shrimp fishing activity in SFA 6, setting off a series of union-organized public rallies across the province.
The call for a ...
Shrimp Science, Policy Under Critical Review: Sharp Decline in Stock Sparks Action and Debate
It’s one of the smallest species being fished in Newfoundland and Labrador waters, but this spring it is the subject of one of the biggest controversies to be had in the province’s fishery in years.
Shrimp has become a key stock in maintaining the fishing industry in waters off the north and northeast parts of the island and southern Labrador.
But the shrimp stock has been in decline for a number of years and a stock status update released in February by the Department of Fisheries ...