Snow crab quota jumps 30% for 2022 season

Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray announced Thursday the total allowable catch for snow crab will increase to 50,470 tonnes — a 32 per cent increase from 2021.


Hundreds of Newfoundland fishermen protest prices, pressing minister for changes

Fishermen from across the Avalon Peninsula took their complaints and concerns about pricing for this year's inshore fishery straight to Fisheries Minister Derrick Bragg in St. John's on Monday, with a concurrent protest happening in Corner Brook.

Shrimp fishery set to begin with financial loss almost guaranteed, says seafood association

Association of Seafood Producers president Derek Butler said the start of the fishery has been driven by a sense of responsibility among workers, harvesters and processors, who rely on the fishery to make a living.

FISH-NL dissolves, application dead in the water

Time has run out for FISH-NL, which announced today it is ending its membership drive far below the required number of signatures, and the group is being dissolved.

Attack and distract: Dead salmon, red herrings and the magic of Gerry Byrne

If the key to all good magic tricks is misdirection, the fisheries minister has proven he has a few — and more — up his sleeve, writes Anthony Germain.

Aquaculture defenders point to good-news stories and silver linings after salmon die-off

A small-town mayor and an industry association head are defending the aquaculture industry amid a massive salmon die-off in Fortune Bay.

Warm water, not sea lice, caused massive salmon die-off, says chief vet

Northern Harvest Sea Farms is busy cleaning pens of dead salmon, and the province's head aquaculture vet says higher-than-average water temperatures are to blame.

2-week turnaround tough bid for outside cod buyers, says Gerry Byrne

The two-week window for outsiders to purchase cod from the province's fish harvesters passed without any buyers, according to the fisheries and land resources minister.

PCs' policy on fish processing cost the industry millions, says Gerry Byrne

Two years after CETA took effect, the provincial fisheries minister says Tory exemptions devalued the industry during negotiations.

'Put the crab back on the table,' frustrated fishermen chant at rally

Hundreds of fishermen and plant workers filled a downtown St. John's hotel Wednesday to rally against what they called poor decision-making by federal fisheries managers. 

Biomass bonanza: Redfish making a big comeback in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

An unexpected, spectacular increase in redfish biomass has processors and harvesters excited for the future.

Axed jobs and closed plants loom, warn crab harvesters about new management approach

Crab harvesters are nervous a new management approach for snow crab will bankrupt the industry.

FISH-NL president vows to keep fighting despite certification rejection

Ryan Cleary says dismissal is not a blow to the group but an opportunity.

FISH-NL's certification application rejected by province's labour relations board

Newfoundland and Labrador's labour relations board has rejected FISH-NL's application to become a certified union, something the FFAW has been arguing against.

FFAW seeking clarification on EI extension for fishery

President Keith Sullivan hearing concern that plant workers are covered but fish harvesters are not.

Throw out FISH-NL application, FFAW says after labour board ruling

A new ruling is proof that FISH-NL has insufficient support to trigger a ratification vote, says union president Keith Sullivan.

Fisherman who made 's--t down your neck' threat given conditional discharge

Wayne Meade lost his temper and crossed a line, but will not serve jail time for threats made to FFAW employees.

Paradise company donates jib crane to Torbay fish harvesters

A steel fabrication company whose workers are part of the same union representing fish harvesters has offered harvesters equipment the federal government won't pay for.

FFAW admits error in handling Calvin Tobin death benefit

The family of a deceased fisherman is getting an admission of wrongdoing along with the man's insurance money.

Fisheries groups upset over seismic testing approval, find common ground in disapproval

The C-NLOPB has approved offshore seismic testing to take place in prime fishing areas on the Grand Banks.

FISH-NL VP's hunger strike in front of DFO in St. John's enters fourth day

The vice-president of FISH-NL is entering the fourth day of his hunger strike in front of the DFO building in St. John's.

Cod an option in face of looming shrimp cuts, says FFAW

The head of the FFAW says inshore fish harvesters could start to look for options in a cod fishery as another cut to shrimp quotas looks likely.

3 reasons the FFAW says FISH-NL can't be trusted

FISH-NL, a group of fish harvesters upset with their union, the FFAW, has been blasting the union for months in an attempt to separate and the FFAW is fighting back.

'Keyboard bravado' behind vicious online attacks, says FFAW women's advocate

A women's advocate for the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union says verbal abuse described by the minister of finance is all too familiar.

FISH-NL launches GoFundMe campaign to fight FFAW

FISH-NL's Ryan Cleary is launching a crowd funding campaign to raise $16,000 to cover expenses in its quest to overthrow the FFAW.