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July 2011 Archives

Analysis of privatized search and rescue

York University defence analyst weighs pros and cons of privatizing search and rescue. And a skipper who's recent scare at sea is all in a day's work.

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Mid-summer call-in show


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Study shows cod comeback off N.S.

Researcher says increase in cod numbers on Scotian Shelf due to major changes in marine ecosystem, as opposed to overfishing or seal predation. Also, Peter Penashue says both the St. John's and Quebec marine rescue centres will close at the same time next June. There's an effort of preserve and increase wild salmon stocks in Labrador. And an update on the future of the marine service centre in Admiral's Beach.
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DFO employees told to clam up

Search and rescue co-ordinators taken to task for speaking out against cuts to search and rescue. Also, DFO not commenting on closure of Quebec City SAR centre vs St. John's.
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Quebec SAR centre may get reprieve

Also, debate continues over merits of commercial salmon fishery vs catch and release.
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SAR: To privatize or not to privatize

MP Scott Simms on the idea of privatizing fixed-wing aircraft search and rescue response; Gus and Leo weigh in on the state of our stocks then, now ... and compared to the Norwegian experience.
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Feds float privatizing SAR

Meeting set with companies to look at costs of replacing fixed-wing fleet, or privatizing military's role in search and rescue; also, an update with dory winner Wayne Brace, and our Dory Stories contest ahead of the food fishery.
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Salmon farming, and poaching

Discussion continues on poaching; Cooke Aquaculture on what's in their fish; and launch of our summer Dory Stories contest.
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Ease off on poachers: fisherman

Snitch hotline, angling rules under fire; and an update on ice conditions linked to the breakup of the Petermann glacier.
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Meeting on Marystown yields little

OCI, FFAW and provincial officials meet to discuss future of Marystown fish plant; Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman accepts ALL proposals on marketing in the MOU.
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FFAW on sentinel; more on aquaculture

Fish Food and Allied Workers' union president Earle McCurdy on the sentinel fishery; and the local aquaculture association on the growth of the industry in the province.
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Cooke responds to aquaculture concerns

Cooke Aquaculture responds to concerns about the environment and wild stocks; and a shout-out to some very passionate Newfoundlanders.
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Aquaculture pros and cons

Atlantic Salmon Federation weighs in on aquaculture; EU looks at new fisheries policies; and young man recovering after accident in Bay Roberts.
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Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman on OCI and SAR centre closure

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Clyde Jackman on the OCI plant in Marystown, as well as what the province is doing to save the marine rescue centre in St. John's. Also, some harsh words for Earle McCurdy and his views on the so-called recreational food fishery.
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McCurdy defends food fishery stand

FFAW president Earle McCurdy responds to criticism of his position on the recreational food fishery; more details on double tragedy in Cartwright harbour; more harsh words for Penashue.
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Penashue commended, criticized

Wiseman questions minister's comments on Labrador rescue and so-called banker's hours; OCI spells out terms of tax settlement with Marystown.
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Peter Penashue; wharf mishap in Bay Roberts

Newfoundland and Labrador's rep in federal cabinet defends rescue centre closure; young man suffers serious head injuries on ship in Bay Roberts.
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DFO acknowledges issues with 24-hour fishery

DFO responds to criticism of brief, competitive fishery for Atlantic halibut; OCI settles with Marystown over tax bill; and poor salmon counts on the Exploits.
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Food fishery Q and A

The lowdown on the food fishery: We know the when, but what about the whys, and the hows? Also, the Caplin Observers Network, and how you can be a part of it.
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Small window for Gulf halibut fishery

The stars align for a brief hook and line halibut fishery in the Gulf. And the caplin are rollin' in big numbers, but what does it all mean?

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CG auxiliary dismisses call for resignations

Coast Guard auxiliary responds to call for resignations over marine rescue centre; search and rescue pilot who responded to the Cape Dawn sinking; and dates for the recreational food fishery are revealed.

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Cape Dawn skipper describes ordeal

Interview with skipper of the Cape Dawn, which caught fire and sank off St. Anthony June 24th, taking one of her crew with her.

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CG auxiliary members urged to resign

Longtime fisherman and sealer says auxiliary members should resign over marine rescue centre. And Loyola Sullivan, on his decision to join the family business.

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