Tag Archives: Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea

Lobster trade may profit from Canada-EU trade deal, says Shea

“The lobster industry, it’s a market of supply and demand, so, we as a government are working on the demand side opening trade agreements around the world to create more markets, but the industry has to soon step up and do that marketing,” said Shea. Read more here 08:46

P.E.I. and Nova Scotia: Lobster licence stacking to reduce fishery

A new plan to allow P.E.I. and Nova Scotia fishermen to hold more than one lobster licence will reduce the number of traps in the water. Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made the announcement in a news release overnight Wednesday. The new rules will,, Read more here 10:12

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea refuses to budge on inshore shrimp cuts

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea stood her ground Tuesday on controversial quota reductions that will cut most deeply among inshore fishermen, and admonished Newfoundland and Labrador for an unfulfilled promise to rationalize the processing sector. “We believe we are looking at plant closures. We are looking at harvesters who are getting maybe bankruptcies,” (Keith) Hutchings told reporters. Read more here 08:56

Nova Scotia tuna fishermen say Shea, MacAulay pandering to locals

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says the fear of longliners entering the Gulf of St. Lawrence to fish tuna this year is a non-issue being fanned by Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay. However, Troy Atkinson, president of the Nova Scotia Swordfishermen’s Association, takes issue with both federal politicians and says they are pandering to their constituents with the bluefin catch. capebretonpost Read more here  21:45

British Columbia Herring fishermen ask feds for $6 million to compensate losses

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Three areas were set to reopen to commercial fishing this year: Haida Gwaii, the central coast, and the west coast of Vancouver Island. Fishermen say their losses include license fees and potential catches of upwards 2,000 tonnes of herring on the West Coast of Vancouver Island,,, thetyee Read more here 21:23

Central Coast First Nation wins victory in fight over herring fishery

Earlier this week, DFO officials had attempted to negotiate access for the commercial fishing boats, but the request was denied by Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation elected Chief Clark Robinson Sr. It now appears that the department will not be pursuing further negotiations at this time. Read more here  20:53

RCMP to square off against aboriginals in a fight over an imminent commercial roe-herring fishery.

RCMP BCThe federal government has chosen a remote stretch of B.C. coastline to square off against aboriginals in a fight over an imminent commercial roe-herring fishery. The Heiltsuk have issued a statement saying, “We will exercise our authority to stop any commercial herring activity in our territories. We will protect our aboriginal rights to the fullest extent possible should commercial fishers not abide by the ban.” It’s real,” he said of the prospect for confrontation. Read more here  vancouversun 06:59

Lobster industry needs to stop infighting, fisheries minister says

Enough already. Knock it off!

Shea says the federal government wants to work with lobster fishermen to resolve challenges, but the industry needs to take the lead. Read more here 09:07

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea visits Ladner for roundtable talk with fisheries groups and First Nations

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea visited the West Coast this week to sit down with fisheries groups and First Nations and listen to their concerns about the industry. The minister is following up on the 2012 Cohen Commission Report which made 75 recommendations, most of which apply to her portfolio. Read [email protected]  20:19

Baker: A DFO library gets checked out

fisheries_and_oceansCBC_News_logoWe all learned this week that more than 50,000 files have been moved or discarded from the library at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the federal government plan to consolidate the country’s fisheries libraries. Read [email protected]  10:17

Shea extols trade agreement with EU at P.E.I. oyster conference

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2WOODSTOCK – Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea told an oyster conference Friday  that Canada has some of the most rigorous standards in the world to ensure that its aquaculture industry is safe, healthy and sustainable. [email protected]  14:26

Feds keep ban on aquaculture development in northwest B.C

CBC_News_logoFederal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says she will not lift the moratorium on aquaculture development in B.C.’s Discovery Islands for the foreseeable future. [email protected] 00:30