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May 2013 Archives

More reaction to the issue of the CETA talks

We'll hear about DFO's plans for the farmed salmon that turned up in the Garnish River and we'll meet the boy that built the boat in Twillingate.

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Reaction to the premier's comment about Minimum Processing Requirements

What did Premier Dunderdale say about Minimun Processing requirements? The reaction was as though she felt they were enshrined in the Terms of Union. But that's not what the premier said. She said, let's talk about it and that's what we'll do tonight.

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Fire destroys a seafood-selling business in Lewisporte

Coast Guard manages to plug a leak this week in the hull of a sunken ship, the paper carrier Manolis L.

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Money from Ottawa for Muskrat Falls

A pending trade deal between Canada and the Europwan Union.

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Running out of time in jackson's Arm

Ottawa breathes down the province's neck to try to force concessions on plant jobs to sweeten international trade talks.

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The Newfoundland seal hunt through the eyes of a European student

The search for the one name missing from the list of sealers who died in the Newfoundland disaster.

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Membership to the Sealer's Association

The Canadian Sealers Asociation is looking for a few good men and women to be members. Active sealers don't seem big on forking over the 25 dollar membership fee, but you can. Anyone can become a member of the Canadian Sealers association to show their support.

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Trevor Taylor on aquaculture

Former Fisheries Minister Trevor Taylor has some words of advice for fisheries critic Jim Bennettt... stick to the facts.  You're doing a disservice to the aquaculture industry when you throw around words like 'Frankenfish".  Speaking of aquaculture... the industry's fees have gone up.  Some by 400 perecent.

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Junk science?

A Vancouver-based journalist says the lobby against salmon farming uses too much junk science and too many questionable studies... and therefore puts forward a skewed view of what aquaculture is all about.

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Escaped farmed salmon

It's what people who worry about aquaculture fear most... escapes from salmon farms.  Now officials from DFO have confirmed that escaped farmed salmon have turned up along side wild salmon in the Garnish River on the Burin Peninsula.

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The price of cod

A harvester worries about this year's cod fishery with a price that's looking like it will be below last year's - and a conversation with Danny Dumeresque about getting away from some aspects of the fishery and maybe getting closer to some aspects of politics.

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Can cod and crab co-exist?

We look at the relationship between cod and crab and whether they can co-exist. Also: the challenge of finding fish plant workers in this province; and a new wharf in Musgrave Harbour causes more problems than it solves.

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Searching for a lost boat

A St. Anthony sealers search for his lost boat, stuck in ice near the Grey islands....we'll update the Coast Guard's attempt to clean up a leaky wreck near Fogo Island, and a new fishing technology that can save you money.

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Cod vs. crab

The new nuisance in our waters... codfish. The new plant in Mary's Harbour Labrador is ready for the new season, and Catholic bishops want Ottawa to re-consider some of the changes to the EI system.

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Liberal opposition on SAR

Search and Rescue surfaces again in the legislature today, the N.D.P. fisheries critic on issues in Southern Labrador, and the pros and cons of catch-and-release. 

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Liberal opposition on SAR

Search and Rescue surfaces again in the legislature today, the N.D.P. fisheries critic on issues in Southern Labrador, and the pros and cons of catch-and-release. 

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Peter MacKay on changes to SAR

One of the most sensitive, controversial and critical parts of the fishery... coming to the help of people in trouble.  John speaks with Peter MacKay about changes to Ottawa's Search and Rescue effort. 

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Too much crab - too quickly

An embarrassment of riches - too much crab, too quickly. We'll hear from a frustrated fisherman waiting for his turn. The plant in Fortune - is OCI living up to its promises four months after the deal was announced? AND a big shake-up in the fisheries department today.

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