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A cod quality experiment in Bonavista: From 1984, how longliners were trying to improve fish quality

In 1985, Newfoundland and Labrador’s government brought in fish quality regulations that applied across the province. But a year earlier, those regulations were being put into place in Bonavista — sometimes successfully, sometimes controversially. That experiment was the focus of this 1984 archival episode of Land & Sea, which you can view below.  Those rules — which included stipulations on how fish would be processed at sea and a grading system — were meant to improve the quality, and therefore the price, of fish caught off the province’s shores. Similar quality regulations had been in place in Iceland and Norway in the 1920s. Video’s, >click to read< 13:19

Bonavista man dies in fishing vessel incident

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2RCMP said a man has died at sea, off the Bonavista peninsula. Police said the incident happened on a fishing vessel on Friday, about 280 kilometres off the shores of Bonavista. Pleman Strickland, 42, from the Bonavista area, got caught in a fishing net, and was. The boat arrived back in the Bonavista harbour on Saturday afternoon. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning. cbcnews 09:01