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January 2013 Archives

Aquaculture industry responds to concerns about farmed salmon

Big story out of the US today, New England fishermen there shocked by announced cod quota reductions of up to 70 percent.

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The difficulty in finding fresh Newfoundland seafood

From the ocean to the plate...long been the mantra of the seafood industry.

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Crab harvesters say they can't take any more cuts

A federal government agency changes the way it's fighting a farmed salmon virus and environmental watchdogs are warning about dire consequences.

 

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More on troubles on a fishery in the Gulf

Halibut fishermen are frustrated at DFO and are looking for a place to direct it.

 

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Another harvester with concerns about DFO regulations

A lobster dispute between New Brunswick and PEI and I'll tell you why YOU can't buy fresh fish from a harvester..why it needs to go through a third party.

 

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More heat for the halibut fishery

A journey across the sea...21 hundred miles across the ocean...from Newfoundland to Cornwall, England......a solitary little tag from a lobster pot.

 

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Fishermen in Twillingate wants a little justice

There's an old saying that you "can't fight city hall"...It's usually an expression of cynacism againat government beauracracy. Well, a fishermen in Twillingate has found out that you can't fight DFO either.

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The "up" side of free-trade

Coming soon to a Supermarket Shelf near you, ISA Infected Salmon! That's what the Aquaculture industry is about to process and sell you.

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Jack Troake and the Fund for Animal Welfare STING

We'll talk to the people who designed and devloped the training program that some sealers question.

 

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The seal hunt becomes more animated

John speaks with Frank Pinhorn, the executive director of the Canadian Sealers Association.

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What went wrong with the sealing industry

One of the co-founders of the Canadian Sealers Association on the notion that sealers with years of expereince still need training.

 

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Golden Cod, a unique species of fish

One of the province's best known sealers on the latest country to ban the import of seal products.

 

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The sealing industry takes another hit

Video of a giant squid has research scientists around the world buzzing.

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A fishery that's in trouble

A processors take on the Canada EU free trade deal that many feel could change the face of the fishery.

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A free trade agreement with the European Union

At stake are some of this provinces fisheries policies, like mimimum processing requirements. In return though, there's tariff-free access to an extra 500 million customers.

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Problems in the lobster industry

The lure of Labrador through the eyes of one its its most passionate residents.

 

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Two more perspectives on the OCI plan for Fortune

Some thoughts on the importance of caplin, and another remedies for sea-sickness.

 

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Two very strong opinions about differing areas of the fishery

One harvester in Sop's Arm is disappointed that some fishermen would rather stay home on EI than fish certain quotas.

 

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More reaction to the OCI plan for Fortune

A nation-wide on-line petition wants to pull the plug on farmed salmon, we'll have reaction from the local industry.

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A good cure for sea-sickness

One of the biggest decisions in the fishery received the smallest amount of publicity. So today the OCI plan for Fortune goes front and center.

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