Innovators: Fisheries

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PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FEDERAL APPEAL OF SEAL BAN DECISION

by wade on December 9, 2013

(St. John's, NL, Dec. 5, 2013) Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to discuss the recent World Trade Organization ruling on Canada and Norway’s action against the European Union seal ban.
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WTO CITES “MORAL CONCERNS” UPHOLDS SEAL PRODUCTS BAN

by wade on December 1, 2013

(St. John's, NL, November 25, 2013) — Ottawa will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that says aspects of Europe’s ban on imported seal products undermine fair trade but can be justified on “public moral concerns” for animal welfare.

While anti-sealing advocates say it’s a landmark victory that upholds the European Union embargo, the WTO points out inconsistencies that it wants fixed.
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FISHING INDUSTRY ENTERS NEW ERA OF OPPORTUNITY WITH $400 MILLION FUND

by wade on October 31, 2013

(October 29, 2013) The provincial fishery is now ideally positioned to capitalize on unrestricted access to European seafood markets and become more globally competitive with the creation of a $400 million Federal-Provincial fund to support industry enhancements. The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the new 70-30 cost-shared fund, which will play a key role in assuring the success of provincial harvesters and processors as they deliver products to tables in the European Union, and throughout the world.
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THE FISHING INDUSTRY AND CETA

by wade on October 21, 2013

St. John's, October 18, 2013 -- Fishing Industry Positioned for Unprecedented Growth and Prosperity as a Result of the Agreement-in-Principle Related to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union
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WSC ANNOUNCES SHEA AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

by wade on September 23, 2013

The Honourable Gail Shea, the federal minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the key note speaker for the 2013 World Seafood Congress, Sept 28 - Oct 03, in St. John’s, NL.   Read more.