On the Waterfront – December 2017
Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event a Near Sell-Out
With exhibit booth space nearly sold out, excitement is mounting for the next edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada, returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex on January 26-27, 2018.
This biennial event is Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. It welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with those who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based ...
NL-GIDC Outlines Priority Issues for Groundfish Industry Development
Above photo: NL-GIDC independent chair, Jim Baird
Since its inception in April 2016, the Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (NL-GIDC) has quickly become a major player in formulating a strategy for re-establishing a commercial cod fishery in the province.
The organization, made up of processors, harvesters and government officials, recently unveiled its latest strategy at its annual general meeting in St. John’s.
“The way forward for our provinc...
Taking Stock: The Past, Present and Future of the Fishery
On June 29, WWF-Canada hosted Taking Stock: the Past, Present and Future of the Fishery. The special evening was a reflection on the 25th anniversary of the cod moratorium and celebrated efforts to rebuild the fishery in a sustainable manner, building a prosperous future for coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. During the event, which was hosted at The Rooms, a new exhibit showcasing the history and culture of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador was unveiled.
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WWF and FFAW Release Northern Cod Plan
WWF-Canada and Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) released their action plan today for rebuilding northern cod in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The comprehensive action plan is a milestone in a fishery improvement project (FIP) run by WWF-Canada and FFAW-Unifor on the northern cod (NAFO divisions 2J3KL) stewardship fishery operating in the inshore, a press release stated. The FIP will implement improvement measures that will ensure continued sustainability once the stock has grown ...
Our Fishery is in the Bantam Leagues Compared to Some
Despite what the chairperson of one of the recently appointed fisheries committees stated regarding the direction of future fisheries related to marketing, how in hell’s name can you have a market-driven industry, survival of fishing communities or indeed the industry itself when there are so few fish to catch?
To begin with, there is no real indication the huge, diversified fishery we delivered to Ottawa in 1949 is recovering and there is clear evidence DFO is abandoning its management ...
3Ps Cod Fishery Achieves Marine Stewardship Council Certification
A southern Newfoundland cod fishery has gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, demonstrating that it is possible for struggling fish stocks to recover and reach sustainability benchmarks that benefit both nature and communities.
The MSC certification of the southern Newfoundland cod fishery – known by its Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Subdivision of 3Ps – comes after the successful completion of a WWF led Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in partnership ...
FFAW and WWF Join Forces on Cod Fisheries Improvement Project
A new Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) led by the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) and WWF-Canada is aiming to bring a renowned Newfoundland and Labrador cod fishery that’s been under a fishing moratorium since 1992 back to a healthy level — and eventual commercial viability.
The northern cod stock in NAFO area 2J3KL has shown clear signs of growth in some areas since 2006, with current trends pointing to even larger increases if current and future fisheries are well ...