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Cuts to crab quota will have devastating impacts on Nunatsiavut, says Minister Flowers

Nunatsiavut’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources says cuts to crab quotas in North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Zone 2J off the north coast of Labrador will result in devastating economic impacts throughout the region. “Most of the crab harvested by and for Labrador Inuit is in the northern portion of NAFO Area 2J where […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202245 Views

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Canada responds to United Nations after Mi’kmaw treaty fishery complaint – CBC

Apr 01, 2022 Heritage Department won’t release details of response to UN complaint made by N.S. First Nation Canada submitted its response last month to a United Nations committee after Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia asked the international body to investigate violence against Mi’kmaw fishers during the “moderate livelihood” lobster fishery in the fall […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202252 Views

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Higher Snow Crab Quota in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2022

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release March 31, 2022 St. John’s, NL – Snow crab is the backbone of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s management practices in recent years, supported by evidence-based science advice, favourable ocean conditions, and the stewardship of local harvesters, have rejuvenated the snow crab stock in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202244 Views

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Rebuilding key forage fish stocks for healthier East Coast fisheries

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 30, 2022 Ottawa, ON – The long-term prosperity of Canada’s seafood sector depends on abundant fish stocks and healthy ecosystems. In Eastern Canada, pelagic forage fish, like herring and mackerel, play a vital role in the ecosystem and the fishing industry. They are an important food source for other […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202235 Views

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GNB: Funding to support seafood processor owned by First Nations

17 March 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are investing more than $1 million in McGraw Seafood (2008) Inc., a processing facility in Tracadie owned by Elsipogtog First Nation. The funding will help the company add the equipment required to achieve the highest level of certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202257 Views

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New Brunswick Finfish Aquaculture Growth Strategy to benefit seafood sector

17 March 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A multi-year strategy to guide continued responsible development in the province’s finfish aquaculture sector was released today. “The aquaculture industry provides food for our tables, contributes to our exports and creates jobs in rural, coastal and Indigenous communities across the province,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Margaret Johnson. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202258 Views

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Higher Snow Crab Quota in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2022

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release March 17, 2022 Moncton (New Brunswick) – Snow crab is one of Canada’s most profitable fisheries and is a significant economic driver in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Due to Canada’s robust science and sustainable fishery management practices, the snow crab stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202249 Views

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Clearwater, the Mi’kmaq Coalition, and E’sukutimkewey welcome DFO decision to provide predictability to the Arctic Surf Clam fishery

Wed, 16 Mar 2022 HALIFAX, NS, March 16, 2022 – Clearwater, the Mi’kmaq Coalition, and E’sukutimkewey jointly welcome the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) decision to formally cancel the Expression of Interest process for a new offshore clam licence. Minister Murray’s decision supports collaboration between indigenous communities, stability for hundreds of fishers and plant […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202245 Views

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GNB: Seafood exports reach all-time high

10 March 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick exported more than $2.2 billion in seafood products to more than 70 countries around the world last year, setting a new sales record. This was bolstered by $1.2 billion in lobster sales, the province’s top-exported seafood product. “To see an increase of $800 million in seafood exports […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202259 Views

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Canada considers quota cut on commercial baby eel fishery to increase Mi’kmaw access – CBC

Mar 07, 2022 DFO cancelled negotiations to buy out commercial licence holders The federal government is considering cutting the commercial elver quota by 14 per cent this year to increase Mi’kmaw access to the lucrative Maritime fishery for baby eels. Ottawa has cancelled negotiations to buy out commercial licence holders. The bargaining was an attempt […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 202255 Views

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