Innovators: Fisheries

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FFAW CALLS CNLOPB TO REVOKE SEISMIC PERMIT

by wade on June 15, 2012

(June 08, 2012, St. John’s) - FFAW President Earle McCurdy has called on the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board to immediately revoke the permit of a seismic prospecting company which conducted seismic surveys on prime fishing grounds in clear violation of the schedule they were supposed to follow.   “We’ve had enough of it,” Mr. McCurdy said. “This is the second year in a row that seismic companies have interfered with our fishery.”   Read more.

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BIODIVERSITY PANEL CONCLUDES CANADA NOT PROTECTING MARINE LIFE

by wade on February 3, 2012

An expert panel investigating the state of Canadian marine biodiversity has concluded that the federal government is falling short of its obligations to protect the country's oceans, leaving marine life threatened and the nation's ocean species at risk.  
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THE FISHERIES OF NORTH AMERICA: REVISED 2012 EDITION

by wade on January 12, 2012

Halifax-based CMP Publications is announcing the release of the significantly revised The Fisheries of North America first released in 2006. Read more.

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FRCC Releases "Towards Recovered and Sustainable Groundfish Fisheries in Eastern Canada"

by wade on September 16, 2011

Halifax, N.S. Sept. 15, 2011 – The Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC) released today to the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, its report entitled, Towards Recovered and Sustainable Groundfish Fisheries in Eastern Canada. The report provides guidance for promoting the recovery of groundfish stocks (with an emphasis on cod) in Eastern Canada and the rebuilding of sustainable fisheries based on those stocks. Read more.