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Investor confidence shaken by surf clam controversy: Fisheries Council of Canada

The Fisheries Council of Canada says the Trudeau government’s decision to seize nearly $25 million in surf clam quota from one company and give it to another is causing investors to lose confidence in the industry. Council President Paul Lansbergen said governments have established and maintained a consistent model for applying licensing rules over the years, which has led to expectations of their consistent application — something that’s critical for businesses to make investment decisions. But in the wake of the controversial expropriation of an Arctic surf clam quota by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, without any compensation, Lansbergen said “a clear lack of criteria and policy has created a climate of uncertainty and instability in fisheries management.” >click to read<17:23

Letter: Fishery corporations kick messaging into high gear

As is evidenced from two recent articles in The Telegram (the letter, Jan. 23 “We need to enhance Atlantic Canada’s fisheries” and the Jan. 26 editorial “Fisheries madness”), the corporate-owned processing and offshore sector is in full fear-mongering and misrepresentation mode. Faced with a minister of Fisheries and Oceans who is willing to speak the truth about the challenges to the inshore fishery, the corporations that have aggressively endeavoured to shape the economics of this fishery for the past 20 years are now being told to play by the rules and they are enraged at the prospect.>click to read< 08:51

Fred Woodman, veteran Newfoundland and Labrador advocate for seafood industry, dead at 83

Fred Woodman Sr., a fish processor who spent much of his career advocating for Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry, has died. He was 83. Woodman founded Woodman’s Fisheries in 1972, and turned New Harbour, Trinity Bay, into a hub of the industry. Read more here 09:16

P.E.I. lobster fishermen have eye on Boston, European Union

The future may bode well for lobster prices across Prince Edward Island with a European free trade deal signed but this spring’s prices will hinge on the largest worldwide seafood show this weekend and final talks next month with processors, fishery officials say. Read more here  theguardian 23:05