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$54 million dollars for aquaculture

We'll tell you where the money is going.  Also: The fishery gets ready for it's close up.  We'll get you primed for tomorrow night's debut of the Discovery Channel series, Coldwater Cowboys.
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Members of the Fisheries Community Alliance talk CETA.

We'll tell you about a wonderful lady from McCallum  who credits the Coast Guard with helping her through a recent medical emergency.

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One hour phone-in special

Host Jamie Baker is joined by Jim Wellman, the managing editor for Navigator magazine and former host of The Fisheries Broadcast - as well as Jim Winter; former host, and the founding president of the Canadian Sealers Association.

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Protecting sensitive coral zones

Sensitive coral zones in the offshore may be off-limits to fishing, but what about oil drilling?  We find out more about corals and sponges and how they may or may not be protected.  And a new study looks at ways to predict fishery declines long before they happen.

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Labrador cod fishermen will have to wait

Fishermen in southern Labrador will have to wait a week longer than anyone else to go catch cod.  We'll find out why, and what harvesters are saying about it.  Also: Fisheries Minister Derrick Dalley fires back at critics over the OCI deal, sustainability, and the lobster fishery.

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The Fisheries Broadcast Tuesday July 2, 2013

We'll look into the latest price dispute between fishermen and processors... and we'll check in on the southern Labrador town of St. Lewis more than a year after their crab plant closed permanently.

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Paperwork problems

Some harvesters in western Newfoundland say shag-ups in paperwork they sent to the union are keeping them out of the Halibut fishery this summer.

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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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New Local Service District head in Black Tickle

The community of Black Tickle in Labrador has just chosen a new person to head the Local Service District.  And at this crucial time in the town's history, she's a force to be reckoned with. You'll hear from Livanda Keefe and her concerns about what she says is the most forgetten community in the province.

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More about outside buyers

There's been a lot of talk AGAIN recently about outside buyers.  John asks an advocate for the issue about the recent debate, but first Cooke Aquaculture nailed in New Brunswick for using an illegal pesticide, even after the government told them not to.

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Explaining the markets

An experienced fish plant operator explains the glut of cod  on the world market, why the bottom has dropped out of our salt-fish markets and why it makes it so tough for us. And a veteran voice on the seal hunt on where we go from here.

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EU court upholds the European Unions ban of seal products

Another blow to the seal hunt - An EU court upholds the European Unions ban of seal products.  The door to seal products including seal oil capsules will remain closed. What are the ramifications of that ruling?

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Just Say No

The union says it wants a pilot project to see if the issue of outside buyers would work for some fishermen. They won't get support form the Opposition Liberals. They're already telling the Fisheries Minister to just say "NO".

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Voices from Labrador

A retired fishermen from Sandwich Bay tonight on growing up in Paradise River and where all the cod went, more concern about aquaculture from another group as the industry continues to feel the heat, and you'll hear some of the voices of Labardor that were on the Broadcast in the past few weeks.
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What Loyola Sullivan "did wrong"

The ethics Commissioner on what former Fisheries Ambassador Loyola Sullivan did wrong, the head of the Fisheries Council of Canada and what OCI is doing right, and the Sierra Club of Canada on the suggestion to take 70,000 grey seals out of a growing herd.

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Allowing unprocessed fish to leave the province

More on the debate of allowing unprocessed fish to leave the province....how, exactly, did OCI's LOYOLA Sullivan contravene the federal conflict of interest act, and, a step toward doing something about balooning seal populations.

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Meeting in Fortune

Ocean Choice has a plan to put an extra thirty jobs at the plant in Fortune, and keep it going almost year round. But it needs permission to ship unprocessed fish outside the province. Is this a glimpse at the future?
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Monday September 24

The Fisheries Broadcast - Monday September 24
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday September 21

The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday September 21
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More concerns over bottom trawling

A group of crab harvesters wants a closer look at the damage that bottom trawlin is doing to crab stocks

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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 23, 2012

A plant owner on the Northern Peninsula continues his struggle to try to get a whelk and sea cucumber processing licence; And, Tom Best, the head of the Petty Harbour Fishermen's Cooperative talks about doing business with the processors he use to fight against years ago.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 21, 2012

Jack Troake of Twillingate muses on a few things, including cod. And, the shrimp plant in Port au Choix is facing some water supply challenges.

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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 20, 2012

Bill Broderick talks about round three of the Lobster Enterprise Retirement Program. And, Jamie Baker, managing editor of the Navigator magazine, weighs in a what more codfish in our waters could mean for the crab and shrimp fisheries.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 17, 2012

More reaction to Dr George Rose's interview on the state of cod. And, Portuguese sailors pay tribute to their countrymen who've died at sea off Newfoundland.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 22, 2012

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is looking for fishermen to participate in an extra round of the turbot fishery in NAFO division 3L; the restaurant association and the FFAW are working on a way to tell you where exactly the seafood on your plate was caught and by whom; and, we'll hear from some of those onboard the Emma Lucy, the boat that ran into trouble off St. Lawrence this morning.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 15, 2012

Dr. George Rose, the director of fisheries research at Memorial, says offshore cod are making a comeback. And, the Mayor of Fortune managed to get all the fish plant players into the same room for a meeting on the plant's future.

The Fisheries Broadcast - August 16, 2012

Cod, Cod, and more cod. We'll have reaction to yesterday's interview with fisheries researcher Dr George Rose. And we'll hear how the recreational and commercial cod fisheries went on parts of the NE coast of the island.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - August 14

Sick salmon in Butter Cove turned into a boon for Burgeo; the FFAW wants OCI to pony up to look after laid off workers in Marystown; and, Captain Bob Bartlett's former schooner is in disrepair, south of the border.
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The Witless Bay Puffin Patrol

The Witless Bay Puffin Patrol has been having a busy time of it, we'll find out why. And, author Simon Winchester was at this year's Winterset in Summer Writers' Festival on the Eastport Peninsula discussing his 21st book, Atlantic: Biography of an Ocean.
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A message for Port Union

 A resident of Trepassey has some advice for communities that lose their fish plants.

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Englee Happy to Lose Its Plant

The province will make sure the crumbling plant in Englee will be demolished. The town says it will be delighted to see the last of it.

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St. Alban's Update

A conversation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency about plans to de-populate and disinfect the salmon that have the IFA virus
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The Plight of Port Union

We'll revisit our look at Port Union and the loss of its fish plant
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Life after a Closure

A check-in with Port Union and Black Tickle, two communities that recently lost their fish plants
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The Fish Plant on Change Islands

It's managed to buck the trend and keep going. It wants to keep it that way!
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Co-op Concerns

The Fogo Island Co-op is feeling increased pressure because of cuts to crab quotas.
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The Englee Fish Plant

What are the government's plans to force the owners to clean up the site?
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Stranded Whale Euthanized

A whale that beached itself in Point au Gaul had to be put down
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday July 20, 2012


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DFO distances itself from fish kill on river

Officials "can't say with any certainty" that construction was the cause.

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Infected salmon will be destroyed

Fisheries Minister Darin King says no fish from Gray Aqua's Butter Cove site - tainted with infectious salmon anemia - will make it to market.
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More concerns about salmon virus

The province's wildlife federation adds its voice to concerns over the virus in St. Alban's
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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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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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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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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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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday March 23, 2012

Remembering Jim Chidley - We'll mark the passing of the Keeper of the light at Bear Cove Point Lighhouse.
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Wednesday March 21, 2012

Biologist joins call for inquiry -  Noted Marine Biologist Dr. Jeff Hutchings says he supports MP Ryan Cleary's call for an inquiry into the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery.

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Whatever happened to the seal deal with China?

Whatever happened to the seal deal with China, whatever happned to the protests against closer the rescue center and whatever happened to the brave, outspoken Newfoundland fisherman?

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Harbour Authorities conference

250 people who work with Harbour authorities in Newfoundland and Labardor are in St. John's for a conference. You'll hear from two of them, one from Carmanville, the other frm Old perlican about the challenges...and rewards...of being involve

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Premier Dunderdale wants parties back at the table for another crack at solving problems in the fishery

Premier Dunderdale wants parties back at the table, agendas aside, for another crack at solving problems in the fishery. But didn't we already try that with the MOU? The author of that report on what might be different this time.

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Don Hustins on the history of salmon conservation

We used to export as much as  three million pounds of salmon a year out of this province back inthe 1800's. It's a wonder there's any left, and there very nearly wasn't....except for efforts of people like the Don Hustings, but first Earle McCurdy on a problem fishery and where-to from here.
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Another bad year for Black Tickle plant

The plant in Black Tickle Labrador worked less THIS year than it did last year, and last year was when an emergency food drop was organized for the community. Will this winter be just as bleak? And the DFO cuts come up again in the House of Commons

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