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February 2013 Archives

From the early 1900's: outlaw over-fishing

We've all heard the concerns about the dangers of over-fishing. In fact, there was a petition to the House of Assembly from one group of fishermen to have this murderous practice outlawed..this was in the early 1900's.

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The Newfoundland fishery, from a young 19-year-old MUN student

A look at a program designed to allow some to leave the fishery gracefully.

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Little Bay Islands struggles to re-invent itself after the fishery

A Newfoundland Mussel company boasts a significant designation.

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Tragedy of the Florizel, 95 years ago

Canada begins the long and challenging process of trying to get the European Union's ban on seal products overturned.

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Good news for the aquaculture industry

Many people, including me, had long suspected it and I talked about it a lot in the past, but today the federal minister of Fisheries confirmed it. The deal to send seat meat to China has hit a snag.

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Harvesters move to a new on-line system for licence renewals

The Union gets to press the case of West Coast halibut fishermen to the federal minister face to face, we'll find out what was said.

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Five fishermen lost in Nova Scotia

Halibut fishermen protest on the West Coast, occupying the DFO building in Corner Brook. They want answers to one question, why can't they go fishing?

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What's going on with the plant in Arnold's Cove?

How much do you know about the S.U.F..the society of United Fishermen.

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Eye opening warnings about farmed salmon from Scotland

The Independent Fish Harvesters association wants minimum processing requirements scrapped, and outside buyers allowed in.

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Author of Squid Jiggin Ground would have been 100 today

More on why some harvesters felt they couldn't sell their cod to the plant in Arnold's Cove.

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The Fisheries Broadcast phone-in

The Fisheries Broadcast phone-in with Fisheries Minister Derrick Dalley

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Green grab surfaced in Placentia

The European Parliament has voted to adopt sweeping fisheries reforms that will help their fish stocks recover.

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Do lobsters feel pain when they're boiled alive?

The closing of fish plants are a difficult challenge to face...tonight, two communities doing just that, Englee on the Northern Peninsula and Black Tickle, Labrador.

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Weather cancels FFAW-harvester meetings

Some wonderful tape of one Gordon Bradley about the plight of fisherman in the late 1940s ... PRIOR to confederation.

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The little lobster tag that could

DFO continues to download some of its services onto harvesters themselves.

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