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June 2012 Archives

The most dangerous occupation in the world

The country's Transportation Safety Board issues the results of a three-year study on safety in the fishing industry.

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Surviving the Moratorium

The communities of Bay Bulls and Witless Bay are booming, twenty years after they thought it was all over.

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Science advice and political will.

John Crosbie says it was bad science that foreshadowed the Cod Moratorium. A respected biologist disagrees.

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A Tors Cove art gallery presents a chronology of northern cod ...

Artist Carolyn Morgan.jpgThe implications of the cod moratorium through the eyes of Newfoundland artists.

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20th anniversary of the cod mortorium.

A feature interview with former fisher, former fisheries minister, former fisheries resource conservation council member ... Trevor Taylor.
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Feds fork over 500 K for sealers' memorial

bw-penashue-crosbie.jpgAnd Fisheries Minister Darin King on what the province is doing for fish plant workers who no longer have plants to work in. (Pictured right - Peter Penashue, Newfoundland and Labrador's representative in the federal cabinet and Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie in St. John's on Friday. The federal government donated $500,000 to the sealers' memorial in Elliston, Bonavista Peninsula. (CBC))[ccType=audioclip id=2249926375&mediaid=2249925991&category=AudioMobile/Fisheries_Broadcast]

Fish Phone-In Special for Thursday June 21, 2012

Host Brian Callahan and Guest Earl McCurdy of the FFAW.

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More Turbot Turmoil

Still getting lots of outrage about the fishery in the Gulf
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Canada's role at oceans summit

Environmental groups are criticizing Canada's role at a global discussion in Brazil
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Concerns about bottom trawling

The Sierra Club on why it thinks DFO won't look into the issue 
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday June 15, 2012

The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday June 15, 2012
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Company cited for seismic tests on shrimp grounds.

C-NLOPB issues notice of non-compliance to Texas company.
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Another mayor decries latest DFO cuts.

Roddickton's Ray Norman says he never saw it coming. And one sealer notes the difference between what he gets for a pelt, and the prices of seal products.
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McCurdy gets meeting of seismic proportions

FFAW assured prospectors will consult and communicate; good news for cod in Barents Sea; seal of approval for new downtown store.
 
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McCurdy secures meeting on seismic tests

Meanwhile, the turbot tussle continues, with Newfoundland fishermen questioning Quebec's so-called historical attachment to the species.

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Turbot Turmoil on the West Coast

turbot.jpgHarvesters are upset with the way this lucrative fishery has developed. We'll hear from both DFO and the FFAW.

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Federal Minister responds to DFO cuts

Federal Minister Ashfield on DFO's reducing presence in Newfoundland and Labrador

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More DFO cuts Coming

DFO is shutting six of its offices around the province. We'll speak to the Mayors of three of those communities

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More Concerns about Bottom Trawling

Crab fishermen in the once-rich 3-K area wonder what happened to their resource.

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The World According to Bill Barry

Bill Barry.jpgA conversation about the fishery and the possible economic crisis that's coming.

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Thai workers brought in for fish plants

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Quinlan's has brought in 20 works from Thailand because it couldn't find enough in Newfoundland. (PIC RIGHT COURTESY GOOGLE MAPS) 

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