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August 2011 Archives

Dispelling myths around aquaculture

Marine Institute scientist attempts to clear the air surrounding salmon farming. As well, key players in the sealing industry meet with federal ministers to talk strategy.

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There IS harm in shrimp deal: Gregory

Fisheries consultant counters FFAW position. Also, some deep thoughts on farmed salmon, and a special Fish Line from one Wilf to another.

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No harm in shrimp decision: FFAW

Union president Earle McCurdy lashes out at ASP for criticizing shift of quota from offshore to inshore fleet. And on a sad note, former Fishermen's Broadcast host Wilf Dyke passes away at the age of 77.

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Trinity Bay processor flexing mussels

Green Seafoods gets funding for mussel development into global markets. Also, Portland Creek fisherman and sealer Sam Caines with an old-fashioned yarn.

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B.C. lawyer urges caution with inquiries

Greg McDade says NL can learn much from Cohen inquiry process. Also, the group pushing for a public inquiry into the collapse of northern cod stocks finalizes its terms of reference.

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Halibut overruns will come off next year's quota

DFO official says reconciliation policy will kick in, but 24-hour fishery may be reviewed. Also, PETA prepares to launch a triple X website featuring more than just seals in compromising positions.

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Lice from farmed salmon killing wild fish: study

New independent study contradicts B.C. position that lice is harmless. Also, a crash course in salting and splitting of a cod fish for the amateur angler.

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Liberal SAR plan unrealistic: Jackman

Fisheries Minister says much to consider before province assumes any responsibility for search and rescue. Also, Dr. Phil Earle, and what's NOT processed here.

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Japan saves snow crab season

Asian markets accept big snow crab exports from Newfoundland. Also, results of the community salmon trap project in Black Tickle.

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More criticism of turbot conditions

DFO says restrictions on offloading turbot catch necessary. Also, a great white shark turns up in the Bay of Fundy, and there's a call for a recreational herring fishery.

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Feds meet with firms to talk SAR

Ottawa exploring options to provide fixed-wing aircraft for search and rescue. And some tips on how to catch a cod.

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Wiseman applauds Liberal plan for SAR

Senior search and rescue co-ordinator Merv Wiseman acknowledges good intentions to take over funding and operation of St. John's centre, but admits it won't be easy.

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Liberals would keep rescue centre open: Aylward

The new leader of the province's Liberal Party on all things fish, from Marystown and OCI to the planned closure of the marine rescue centre in St. John's.

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Jackman elaborates on shrimp decision

Fisheries minister reiterates his support for deal. And speaking of shrimp, for the first time in a decade there won't be a shrimp festival in Charlottetown, Labrador. Also, some blunt reaction to the Marystown-OCI connundrum.

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Disciplined SAR employee tells his story

An exclusive interview with the search and rescue officer in Halifax, who was suspended for speaking out over cuts to DFO. And OCI admits they've run out of ideas for the Marystown fish plant.

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Marystown plant workers reject OCI plan

Company offer of 18 weeks' work included request to export more fish. And 4R shrimp committee supports decision for St. Anthony plant.

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CCFI chairman slams shrimp arrangement

Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation chairman Gabe Gregory also calls shrimp decision a "backroom deal," and joins call for inquiry into fishery. And we'll update the status of the green crab invasion.

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Jackman, Butler meet over shrimp deal

Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman and Association of Seafood Producers' executive director Derek Butler discuss controversial deal for St. Anthony plant.

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FFAW weighs in on shrimp decision

Also, hydro explains rise in water levels on some rivers.

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Suspended SAR employee gets job back

A search and rescue co-ordinator in Halifax who was disciplined for criticizing cuts, has been reinstated. DFO responds to a complaint about licence conditions for the turbot fishery. And that shrimp deal for inshore fishers and the St. Anthony plant is causing a bit of a stir, to say the least.

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Producers say minister ill-informed on shrimp deal

The province's seafood producers respond to Minister Jackman's comments on so-called secretive deal on shrimp. And we'll hear from Greta Hussey, and her family's life on Lear's Room, on the Labrador.

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Minister Jackman defends shrimp deal

Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman doesn't see the harm in shrimp decision for St. Anthony plant. Also, a U.K. journalist on the search and rescue privatization experience overseas.

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Backroom deal on shrimp?

Association of Seafood Producers accuses DFO, FFAW and provincial Department of Fisheries of striking secretive deal on shrimp allocations. Also, a condition for the turbot fishery has at least one harvester scratching his head. And an update on the condition of a young man struck in the head by a frozen cod fish on July 5th.
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