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April 2012 Archives

lobster co-op gets up and running

Sealskin Hats for the RNC.

Reaction to Liberal Senator Mac Harb.

harb.jpg(Pictured left Liberal Sen. Mac Harb at the Front in 2009.) Courtesy IFAW 

 

 

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A conversation with a Liberal Senator in Ottawa.

Some wonderful old archival sound from the seal hunt from the early 50's.                          Some sound from last night's Seal Meal in St. John's.

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McCurdy on lobster co-op and new crab policies

FFAW president disputes claims by seafood producers' George Joyce; says DFO ignoring bigger problem in crab fishery.
 
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Fisheries Broadcast phone in.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.jpg Our guest .... Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture,
Member for Grand Bank Darin King.  
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New policies for 3K crab fishery

DFO acts on calls for more flexibility for harvesters to sit out a year, or get out altogether.
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OCI's plans to restructure its operation.

No fishplant operation for St. Lewis, Labrador.
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What's OCI's Plan for the Burin Peninsula.

There are concerns in Fortune that OCI is closing that plant and will re-open a plant on the SouthWest Coast.

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Looking for More Markets

The Province is giving a local furrier financial help to try to interest international buyers in seal fur products. 

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OCI Labour Dispute Ends

We'll hear from both sides now that the lockout of the crew of the Newfoundland Lynx has ended.
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China Seal Deal in Trouble?

A Chinese journalist says he thinks the deal between Canada and China on seals is "suspended if not cancelled".

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Seal hunt a go on The Front.

The annual seal hunt opens on The Front.

longtime processor Kevin Wadman weighs in on lobster, and whether buyers will buy.

 

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Wiseman reprimanded

Merv Wiseman gets a rap on the knuckles for showing two Liberal friends around the marine rescue centre in St. John's - without permission, and a Notre Dame Bay fisherman gets his knuckles rapped for exceeding his cod quota - by 75 pounds.

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Canada's fur institute says mum's the word on new markets for Seals.

 A new report shows even small fish like sardines are being overfished.

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The seal industry says there are markets out there.

One long-time lobster buyer says the province's price-setting panel is useless, and biased toward the FFAW.

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Fisheries Broadcast Phone-in for Thursday April 05, 2012

Earle McCurdy is the head of the FFAW. He’s our studio guest.

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The Fisheries Broadcast - Wednesday April 4, 2012

They've agreed on a price for crab, but buyers aren't biting on the lobster price.

A conversation with Dr. George Rose about the predator-prey relationship

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The Fisheries Broadcast - Monday April 2, 2012

The talks between the Union and OCI have broken off... I'll have both sides of that. More reaction to declining crab quotas.

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