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NL - The Broadcast

The ocean is a part of daily working life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Whether it's fishing, oil exploration, shipping, research or culture, there are thousands of people whose jobs have some connection to the sea. The Broadcast explores the stories of people in Newfoundland and Labrador who work in jobs or live in communities that depend on the sea.

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Brexit: what happens now?

With volatile international markets, a plunge in the pound, and the resignation of the British PM — what does the future hold for the UK and the international community?

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Paralympian robbed in Rio

An Australian Paralympian was riding her bike in Rio de Janeiro when a group of men robbed her.

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Can you keep a secret?

From secret lovers to secret recipes, we have stories about things you shouldn't know.

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The legendary Paul Simon

The music legend talks about his new LP on Stranger to Stranger and the fate of humanity.

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From the archives, Cecelia Smith of Hawke's Bay

Cecelia Smith passed away recently. She was 96. Land & Sea first did a show on this incredible outdoors woman of Hawke's Bay almost a decade ago.

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Offshore potential on the Orphan Basin

How have offshore supply companies been riding out the downturn? Plus, has triploid salmon been approved for use in our aquaculture industry or not?

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We take you to the NOIA Conference where there's good news on the horizon

How can we change too few woman in the oil industry? Plus, why fishers are leading the campaign to leave the European Union.

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Could salmon that can't have babies be the key to healthy aquaculture?

You might drive a nice vehicle, but how would it fare at the bottom of the ocean or on the moons of Jupiter.

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University of Manitoba is studying the spawning habits of capelin

A fine man who spent his life doing fine work on the ocean deserves a fine legacy.

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From the archives we'll take you back to when salt codfish was king

We'll explore the connection between the Labrador salt cod harvest and fishing families in Conception Bay.

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Heavy metal and drugs

Meet a rural entrepreneur with a metal fabrication shop who had a former life as a pharmacist. Hear his frank opinions about fisheries management.

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Is there a better way of governing coastal communities?

Farming little organic mussels is big business in N.L. We'll hear research about how it can be even more profitable.

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Everything you've ever wanted to know about mussels

We'll hear a New Brunswick perspective on the fight over shrimp, that province has had hard times too. Plus, our local word feature is back.

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Should coastal Canadians have the first right to benefits from resources closest to their communities?

We'll take you to the tip of the Northern peninsula to a brand new fresh seafood shop. One entrepreneur thinks it's one of the keys to health and success in rural towns.

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From the archives we take a trip to the Labrador coast to catch the coveted cod

Land and Sea host, Paul Harrington, follows Max James and his family as they journey to Labrador for their yearly catch.

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Harvesters have one last day to make their case to continue fishing shrimp

One political scientist says no one will win the shrimp fight, not the harvesters, not the public and least of all, the shrimp.

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Canada's President of ExxonMobil calls Hibernia the crown jewel of his company

How to get fisheries officers spending more time in the field, less court time. The excitement of World Oceans Day at Roncalli Elementary school.

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St. John's welcomes Venezuelan tall ship into port

One seal pup separated from its mother, but is there a happy ending? A St. John's church celebrates 40 years of lobster boils.

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Makeover money.

Heritage Foundation NL is looking for the next fishery building fixer upper. Plus, building stronger coastal communities. How schools can help.

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From the archives we're taking you back to a time when the pollock fishery was booming

We'll hear from Cec Rideout in Fortune Bay as Dave Quinton takes us along for the trip.

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Sweden group hoping Newfoundland expertise can help preserve their salmon stocks

What do you get when you combine an engineering company and a wooden boat builder? A very special punt.

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Dramatic decline in Canada's efforts to police foreign overfishing Details of a CBC investigation.

A look back at Hunter Tootoo's enthusiasm for his role as Fisheries Minister.

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Would eating more fish help build stronger coastal communities?

Soft shelled crab has harvesters calling for a fishery closure.

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What's the plan to revitalize fisheries?

One researcher says shrimp trouble highlights the need for a long-term vision. What skate fish eat and who eats skate fish.

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Archival Special from 1955

Newfoundland's connection with Portuguese fishermen and the Basilica's Fatima statues.

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Skate fish 101

We explore the quirky characteristics of this bottom dwelling, wing flapping, elasmobranch and why scientists need your help finding their eggs. Plus, not just for boil ups any more. Mussel jewellery!

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"I've given my life to the offshore"

Offshore trawlers present case to fish shrimp to ministerial panel. Plus beer that's good for the ocean.

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Abolish LIFO

Federal ministerial panel hears why many think a shrimp management policy should be dumped.

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More opportunities to snag a codfish this season in the recreational food fishery

Tour boat operators seem to be happy about allowances that have been made for them in the new rules.

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N.L. in American TV documentary

N.L. featured prominently in American TV documentary "Saving New England Fisheries". We hear from the producer.

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Cod comeback

DFO says the news is good in the most recent stock status report.

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Inspiring story of hard work

Wharf building seniors Max and Doris Smith of Hodge's Cove.

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Trash talk. How to get plastics out of the ocean.

An Australian solution. Reminder of the big damage, teeny tiny plastics can cause.

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THE BROADCAST MAY 13th

A journey that was supposed to have been a day turned into five months. An archive look back to an adventure aboard the "Neptune" in the winter of 1929-1930.

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Thursday May 12

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced that it will be hiring 135 new researchers to boost their department.

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A huge boost for fishery science in country.

A boost for fishery science. DFO will hire 135 new researchers. Shrimp stocks are in trouble and a harvesting ban in place. So why have offshore vessels been allowed to fish?

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Tuesday May 10th

Hear all about the Newfoundland ferry run that inspired a video game. And, a marine scientist at the University of Washington weighs in on fisheries management.

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Monday May 9th

Inshore versus offshore. It's a debate that dates back to the Smallwood era. What exactly is going on in those big fish farms, and is it safe?

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"Inshore fishery versus offshore. A debate that dates back to the Smallwood era.

What is going on in big fish farms, and is it safe? A different answer almost every day lately."

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We look at the state of the snow crab fishery in the 1980s in our weekly visit to the CBC archives.

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Thursday May 5

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Lifo, herring and Norway Cod...

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Having lobster for Mother's Day? Make sure they're legal size.

A NB aquaculture company raising salmon in N.L has gone into receivership.

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Ice, ice navigation, baby. Local company scores big with Norwegian shipping giant

Come for a tour of a unique mariners' memorial in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.

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Nova Scotia man developes new lightweight waterproof work suit

He sat behind this microphone for 15 years as host of The Broadcast. We'll hear from Jim Wellman as we continue to mark 65 years on the air.

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Cod almighty! The incredible cod comeback in Norway

Fishermen in Petty Harbour get kids and adults using their hands for more than texting.

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Break out the cake and the candles, The Broadcast celebrates 65 years on the air!

A look back at the longest running current affairs radio show in North America.

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Mark Lane, Executive Director of the Aquaculture industry association outlines the fee increases for operators

Long-time fisherman, Alfred Fitzpatrick, has traded in life on the water this season for an Alberta job. A decision he describes as heartbreaking.

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Entrepreneur has an idea to make it easier for you to enjoy fresh seafood

Three local students have big dreams of helping keep the offshore oil industry clean all over the world. We'll tell you about their technology that detects toxins in ocean water.

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What's in the provincial budget for the seafood industry?

Flippers are in! First day for Taylor's annual seal meat sale. We'll hear about a fondness for flippers.

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We take you on board the sealing vessel the Black Eagle

Travelling overseas to St. Pierre could soon be easier and more affordable. We'll tell you why.

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Displaced plantworkers find work outside Bay de Verde.

We'll hear from the man who had the plant built way back in 1954.

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Plant workers are looking for answers from government

One tourism go-getter on the Burin peninsula talks about what he sees as the biggest draw, the fishery.

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Massive fire destroys fish plant in Bay de Verde

We'll take you to that community to talk to a fisherman and a plant worker about the fallout from a devastating blaze at the Quinlan Brothers plant.

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Fish harvestors union and fish processors come together for a prosperous future in cod

We'll take you to the news conference and hear the plan for this landmark announcement of cooperation.

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We'll hear why this year's seal hunt is so important for some harvestors

How about springtime demand for seal fur? Turns out protesters prompt customers to buy.

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Calling all boat builders and lovers of wooden boats

Could wooden boats be the key to increased tourism, economic development and confidence among youth? We'll tell you about an event planned for Trinity this fall.

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A tale of two crab fishermen in Placentia Bay

A tale of two fishermen who both harvest crab in Placentia Bay. That's where the similarities end. Hear their opposing views on aquaculture development in Newfoundland.

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An expansion of the aquaculture industry in Marystown has business owners talking

A bright spot in an otherwise gloomy oil industry. We take you to aptly named Sunnyside.

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From the archives we join Land and Sea host Dave Quinton in White Bay in 1987

We'll hear from sealers who worked to revive the harvest after the market collapse of the 1980s.

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Why grow fish at sea when you can grow them somewhere else?

We speak with Eldred Woodford of the Canadian Sealer's Association, on the state of sealing in 2016. How can we convince Europe that our lobsters mean no harm?

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MUN prof checks in from his research vessel to offer some very long distance education

Seaweed is good for plants, good for animals, good for your skin and good to eat. Newfoundlanders are making money from it, but they're leaving home to do it.

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The big offshore trawler versus the little guy with his boat

We'll talk to both sides, as the battle over northern shrimp takes another epic turn. Don't be tossing out those mussel shells, there might be a dollar in them someday.

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From the archives we're taking you back to the year 1987

We're headed for Greenspond, a community where those in the fishery were doing well.

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Will the Marine Rescue Sub-centre reopen in St. John's?

Seizing the potential of slippery, slimy sea cucumber. Exploring wave action, Rutter Inc.'s technology that interprets waves.

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We'll introduce you to Rutter Inc. Their technology helps companies around world navigate ice in the ocean.

A federal hand-me-down. The town of CBS now owns Long Pond Harbour. What's the plan?

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Today a feature documentary on Little Bay Islands

We'll take you Little Bay Islands where the torment of thinking about leaving or staying has torn a community apart. A feature documentary produced for CBC's The Current.

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We'll hear from a local company at Oceanology International conference in London

Seafood processing plants in other Atlantic provinces desperate for workers. What's the situation here?

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What's your position on aquaculture and a major industry expansion in this province?

We lay out the debate: pro vs con.

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Local, small-scale business is the key to a thriving fishery, according to fish workers in New England

Banning plastic bags for the health of the ocean? Nain, Labrador was the first community to go bag less. We'll hear advice for other communities.

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Plastic bag ban for ocean health. They did it in Fogo, can they do it in Corner Brook?

Is the shrimp fishery a 'zombie' industry? A political blogger explains.

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There's a new player in the fish processing business in this province

The provincial government has approved the sale of Newfoundland owned QuinSea Fisheries to Royal Greenland. Is it a sell off of our resources? Or a bright spot on the horizon of the fishery? We'll hear all sides.

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Harvestors on the north east coast face another sharp decline in the species they catch

Cars, trucks, food, and goods, how we get what we have. Our final story on Oceanex shipping and trucking.

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A review of the big Boston Seafood Show

The world of shipping. Join me on the bridge of an Oceanex vessel and hear how islanders get all their goods.

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Warm water warning: lobsters could be in trouble

Behind the big blue containers, we begin our feature on Oceanex shipping. Plus, your quick and easy seafood tips.

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Big Bucks for Memorial University's ocean researchers

We'll tell you what they're going to do with five million federal dollars. Inside the minds of young naval architects as they plot their future course.

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Seaweed farming, the future of food to feed the world

We'll re-air an interview with Bren Smith. His ideas are changing coastal communities around the globe.

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Rallies over possible cuts in the amount of shrimp harvestors can catch

French support for sealing, a week long celebration of the hunt on the Magdalen Islands.

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What could cuts to shrimp quotas mean for communities?

Harvesters speak out to raise the level of awareness. Continuing our look at the upside of a tanking economy. Bring on the Americans with their big valuable bucks.

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Tying together nautical artwork in rural Newfoundland

An entrepreneur ties together nautical artwork, business smarts and optimism in rural Newfoundland. An economist's advice on nurturing innovation in a period of offshore oil industry doom and gloom.

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Deciding the future of northern shrimp fishery.

How Department of Fisheries weighs evidence. And, the upside of an oil slump. Economist says downturn should prompt new ideas to drive economy forward.

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Reaction to the extension of fishing on the south coast

From the Land and Sea archives, we'll bring you a documentary of the sinking of the SS Florizel.

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Reaction from a plant worker and harvester on possible cuts to the northern shrimp quotas

Plus, for something completely different, what do you get when you combine cod liver oil and a smart phone app?

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News of a sharp decline in Northern shrimp sends shock waves in fishing communities in this province

We'll hear reaction to the state of the stock and we'll find out about the shrimp science done by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Harvesters say it's time to reign in offshore vessels fishing year round on the fragile stock.

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Sharp decline in shrimp stock forces immediate halt to all fishing activity in the north east coast

It could mean thousands of plant workers out of work and hundreds of harvesters tied up at wharves. An ocean plastics researchers has come into some money. We'll tell you how she'll spend it.

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Industry observers are calling for more public information on sale of QuinSea fisheries

Industry leaders have a optimistic take during oil and gas week, plus our word of the day.

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From the archives, 50 years ago a trawler from Grand Bank went down with all hands.

Today we mark that anniversary with a Land & Sea documentary from a decade ago. February 18th, 1966 the Blue Mist II trawler from Grand Bank went down with all hands.

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New regulations could save more lives in the small vessel fishery

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers sees a bright and cold spot on the horizon in the Arctic.

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An adventurer attempts to cross the Atlantic that almost cost him his life

Waiting out the downturn in oil prices. We'll hear about the atmosphere from a worker on the inside.

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What might early bergs mean for the spring tourist season?

What sea creature is most at risk in our warming ocean waters? We'll tell you about the research being done on the lucrative snow crab.

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Remembering the 84 men who died on the Ocean Ranger

There were tough lessons learned from the sinking of the Ocean Ranger 34 years ago. Valuable lessons that are still being taught at the Marine Institute today.

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From the CBC archives, we travel back to Notre Dame Bay in 1975

The year is 1975 and CBC Television's Land and Sea is on the air, with an episode featuring Captain Andrew Greenham of Notre Dame Bay.

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Are poachers getting a free pass to shoot seabirds by the dozen in Placentia Bay?

If the idea of eating genetically engineered fish makes you squeamish, you might just need to get over it.

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Local chefs talk about fish taco's and how it's starting to catch on in St. John's

Tragedy at sea tends to leave a deep scar in a Newfoundland community. So it is in Grand Bank, where the memories remain painful, half a century on.

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From the archives, we'll check out the fishery in Lord's Cove

From the Land and Sea archives, we'll visit with Peter Hennebury in Lord's Cove and get a glimpse of a fisherman's life as it was in 1983.

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Is farmed salmon bad for the environment?

Is farmed salmon from these parts bad for the environment? Codswallop, says one researcher. Our ferry services can be a headache at times. But they are safe, and a man who has seen his share of marine tragedy says that's no small virtue. And a world t

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An American guide to sustainable seafood says consumers should take a pass on farmed salmon from Atlantic Canada.

Seafood Watch is a program based in Monterey, California. It issues reports grading seafood producers on environmental impact and sustainability. The latest report gives Atlantic Canadian farmed salmon a red ranking, which means avoid it.

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Report on the enormous and still growing demand for seafood throughout Asia

Reporter Adam Walsh was in China for this report.

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We're taking you shopping today in the oldest store in Clarenville

Mercer's Marine has a colourful history and a strong connection to the water. Owner, Phillip Mercer, has a lot of respect for those who make their living on the ocean.

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Scallop fishers duke it out with their union over compensation from Nalcor

Geoff Coughlan from the Marine Institute will be here to talk about a soon to be offered course, Marine Spatial Planning.

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Scallop fishers say they aren't getting enough money from being displaced by Muskrat Falls

We'll get an update from NOIA on the downturn of oil and hear how companies connected to the offshore are coping.

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Three companies waiting for environmental assessment, for a new kind of aquaculture in Bay St. George

There's a push to extend to the food fishery and to let tourists catch and keep fish. We'll hear from a commercial harvester who isn't keen on those ideas.

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Will there be an extension to the recreational food fishery?

From the archives, looking back at the Labrador fishery. Floaters and stationers would pack up their lives on the island and head up north.

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Global study on fish catches concludes the ocean was was more bountiful than we once thought

Overfishing is causing catches to fall 3 times faster than we thought and one man's fight to fish all summer long.

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New research links high fish intake to significant benefits for a baby's intelligence

MUN professor, Bill Montevecchi, is hoping for research on the impact aquaculture sea cages have on birds.

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New research from The Marine Institute on how to build a better cod trap

A new study just published shows a startling finding about all the emissions that we're putting out on land and the direct impact on the health of the sea.

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We'll hear about some important research on the impact of sea cage aquaculture

Scientists try to uncover a genetic clue about wild salmon of Labrador. Ever been fishing in Florida? Get your rod ready, we'll take you along!

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From the CBC archives, we go back to the fishery of 1982.

It was 1982 and the gulf fishery off the coast of Port aux Basques was in full swing. Sure it was cold and the conditions were rough, but there was plenty of fish.

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Royal Greenland wants to buy local Quin Sea Fisheries

We'll hear from the fisheries union and get its take on that proposed purchase.

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Fogo Island cod is a big hit in Toronto restaurants

Remember the legal action taken against OCI by an Icelandic company? Well, there's been a decision. We'll hear from an industry observer who thinks the small scale model could bring about profits in all areas of the fishery. And, we'll take you und

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Today, a full interview with Hunter Tootoo.

Hunter Tootoo is the new federal minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Who is he and what's his approach to this challenging portfolio?

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The new minister for fisheries, Hunter Tootoo, holds meetings in St. John's.

Chefs getting the freshest catch from harvesters. We'll ask restaurant owners for an update on how the new direct buy policy is working out.

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What do Labrador capelin and Newfoundland sea cucumer have in common?

Who are the people considering the future of Quin Sea Fisheries? We'll introduce you to the fish processing licensing board.

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The Canadian Conference of Fisheries Research gets underway in St. John's

One of the topics being presented is the importance of eel grass to cod fish and how the loathed green crab is interfering.

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The first interview with the new minister of fisheries for Newfoundland and Labrador

There's been an oil spill in Placentia Bay. We'll hear from a fisher about what he's seen.

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Winter whales, they're still chillin' in Bonne Bay

A Roman Catholic priest offers his thoughts on the proposed sale of a locally owned seafood processor to the Danish government.

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We'll hear about Con Dunphy's colourful career in marine electronics

Today we'll get back to the proposed purchase of QuinSea Fisheries by Dutch company Royal Greenland.

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