Ropeless Fishing Gear Technology Surfaces Once Again
The conservation efforts of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence continue to delay, interrupt or even shut down numerous valuable fisheries.
To date, fisheries involving snow crab, toad crab, rock crab, lobster, whelk, turbot, winter flounder and halibut have, in some way, been negatively impacted by new right whale-related restrictions. As long as right whales continue to be seen in the Gulf, such restrictions will ...
More Than $70,000 in Fines for Illegal Fishing Activity in Newfoundland and Labrador
In the second quarter of 2016 alone, more than $70,000 in fines were issued for fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Some of the significant penalties included:
Roger Hammond of Catalina was fined $35,983 for fishing in the Funk Island Deep closed area. He must also report via Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) at 15-minute intervals for a period of two years.
John Stride of Conne River was fined $2,500 for jigging Atlantic salmon on the ...
FFAW Calls on Ottawa to Assist 3Ps Fishermen
The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and fish harvesters in 3Ps, on the province’s south coast, are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to address the severe economic challenges facing harvesters in the area.
As a result of an unprecedented decline of fish resources in the area, harvesters are experiencing conditions that rival the cod moratorium, the FFAW stated in a press release.
“Through no fault of their own, harvesters in 3Ps are struggling to ...
Whelk Fishery Opening in 3Ps
DFO advises that the whelk fishery in NAFO Subdivision 3Ps will open at 06:00HRS on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Harvesters are reminded that at-sea observer coverage and dockside monitoring are a requirement for this fishery and these observer services must be arranged before commencing fishing.
Fish harvesters are advised that licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System. (NOLS)