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 ...
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 ...
Quota Reductions Coming for 2016 NL Snow Crab Fishery
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced an overall 13 per cent quota cut for the 2016 snow crab fishery off Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Newfoundland and Labrador Region in 2016 is 43,802 tonnes, an overall quota level decrease of approximately 13 per cent from 2015, which includes a 20 per cent reduction in most areas of 3K, 30 per cent reduction in the overall 3Ps quota, 20 per cent reduction in the areas outside the 200-mile limit in divisi...