N.L. Government and FFAW Form Delegation to Secure Federal Ice Compensation for Plant Workers
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Land Resources and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) have formed a delegation to secure viable federal compensation for fish plant workers affected by severe ice conditions.
The delegation was scheduled to meet yesterday with Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, to discuss the inclusion of plant workers in federal emergency ice compensation. A meeting with the Newfoundl...
Ice-Related Compensation Announced for Plant Workers
Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos, has announced income support for Newfoundland and Labrador fish plant workers impacted by severe ice conditions.
“I was pleased to host Minister Crocker, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, to discuss the situation of workers impacted by the ice conditions along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through various Employment Insurance (EI) program measures, the Government of ...
FISH-NL Calls on Province to Lift Restrictions on Outside Buyers
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH NL) has proposed that the provincial government lift all restrictions and allow out-of-province buyers into the provincial marketplace for all species.
“An open and free market in the fishing industry would, at best, result in increased competition and more money in the pockets of fish harvesters,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “At worst, it would keep local buyers honest.”
Cleary made the ...
N.L. Minister and Trade Delegation to Promote Provincial Seafood Products in China
Steve Crocker, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods is joining a trade delegation of federal and provincial representatives at the 2016 China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China.
Eleven seafood producers and organizations from the province will also be attending the expo, which is taking place from November 2-4. The expo is one of the largest seafood trade shows in the world.
“Marketing opportunities are vital for our seafood industry as ...
N.L Government Approves Change of Operator Applications Related to the Sale of Quin-Sea Fisheries
Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Crocker has accepted the recommendation of the Fish Processing Licensing Board to approve the fish processing licence change of operator applications related to the purchase of Quin-Sea Fisheries by Royal Greenland.
“Royal Greenland submitted a solid business plan and, after careful consideration, the independent Fish Processing Licensing Board recommended approval of the change of operator applications. After conducting my ...
N.L. All-Party Committee on Northern Shrimp Allocations to Reconvene
Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Northern Shrimp Allocations will reconvene to discuss next steps in response to a new science report from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) that indicates a significant reduction in the Northern shrimp stock in SFA 6 over the past year.
Based on these reports, the Federal Government’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) policy relating to Northern Shrimp allocation decisions will continue to have a devastating effect on ...
Dealings with Ottawa Main Priority for New N.L. Fisheries Minister
To say Steve Crocker has had a full agenda lately would be an understatement.
The newly-minted Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture told The Navigator that the briefings from his departmental officials have been many and often, but are going well.
“We have finished up what I will call the treetop briefings, so now we are starting to nail down issues and meet with more stakeholders and get briefings from them as to where they are with the fishery,” Crocker ...
Crocker New N.L. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister
Newfoundland and Labrador has a new minister of fisheries and aquaculture.
Steve Crocker was sworn in this morning as part of Dwight Ball’s Liberal cabinet.
Crocker is the MHA for the new rural district of Carbonear – Trinity – Bay de Verde.
He won the Liberal nomination by defeating defeated Sam Slade, the former MHA for Carbonear - Harbour Grace.
The newly formed district was proposed by the The Newfoundland and Labrador Electoral Boundaries Commission after it was tasked ...