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Minister Shea Announces New Measures to Strengthen Inshore Fleets in Atlantic Canada

Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, announced new measures to further enforce the policy on Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet in Canada’s Atlantic Fisheries (PIIFCAF). The industry-led measures, developed in collaboration with the Canadian Independent Fish Harvester’s Federation, aim to strengthen the current PIIFCAF policy and address areas that some harvesters and others may be circumventing. Read the rest here 13:50

Gail Shea still pushing ‘imperative’ lobster levy in Nova Scotia

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea is continuing to promote the idea of a Maritime-wide lobster levy, even though momentum in Nova Scotia appears to have stalled. “I can’t change how people react in that area,” Shea said Monday at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax. She was referring to a unanimous vote of lobster buyers from southwestern Nova Scotia last month rejecting the Maritime wide levy. Read the rest here 14:53

Baker: Shrimpin’ ain’t easy – Federal decision to cut inshore shrimp quotas mystifying, devastating for NL economy

I wonder how many people casually dismissed the news this week about northern shrimp quota cuts as just more “fishermen crying and whining” about their lot in life. A good many I’d say. And that’s too bad because in doing so you missed something that has huge ramifications. For everyone. I don’t think people fully understand how huge the decision is.  There are upwards of 3,000 direct jobs linked to northern shrimp in Newfoundland and Labrador on vessels and in the plants. This decision could begin to wipe all of that out. Read the rest here 08:33   Newfoundland shrimp workers rally against feds and cuts Video, click here

DFO leaving nearly $1B unspent is ‘appalling’

Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans leaving $950 million unspent is ‘appalling’ and the money should have been used to benefit P.E.I. programs. However, federal Fisheries Minister and Egmont MP Gail Shea says that’s not accurate and MacAulay should know how the budget process works since he was once a cabinet minister. Read the rest here 08:15

Harper Government Helps Make BC Fishing Industry Safer

DFO SidebarWai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $262,000 in Fish SAFE, a BC fishing industry driven program that works to improve safety on board commercial fishing vessels. Read the rest here 14:12

Plan to rebuild south coast cod stocks announced

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2A rebuilding plan for cod stocks off the south coast of Newfoundland was announced Wednesday in conjunction with a 15 per cent increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) for the upcoming fishing season. Read the rest here

Canada Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Small Craft Harbours

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced an $18.4 million investment in improvement projects at small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador. This investment is supporting the following major projects: Read the rest here 11:38

$34.2 Million of Funding for Major Upgrades of Salmon Hatcheries and Spawning Channels

DFO SidebarThe Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and John Weston, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing $34.2 million over five years to upgrade and renew salmon hatcheries and spawning channels operated by the federal government under the Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP). Read the rest here 14:12

Angry MP holds news conference on cuts to shrimp quotas – First In, First Out ain’t sitting right.

“I don’t even want to sit in front of this Canadian flag,” Watkins said. “It’s disgraceful. We, as Newfoundlanders are down here. They don’t care about us.” New Democrat MP Ryan Cleary didn’t miss a beat. “Let me move that flag out of the way, how’s that?” Read more here  11:27

Morrissey compares seal hunt to Nazi death camps – Shea thumps him, “millionaire celebrity (who is) desperate for a hobby”

Pop star Morrissey has stepped up his feud with Canadian politician Gail Shea, branding her a “disreputable thug” for supporting the country’s seal fur trade. The tit-for-tat bust-up shows no signs of abating – Shea has since issued another statement, via Canada.com, in which she says, “Mr Morrissey and his Hollywood buddies have been brainwashed by decades of propaganda from fringe animal rights groups and radical environmentalists.”  Read more here  16:26

Baker | Shrimpin’ ain’t easy – Federal decision to cut inshore shrimp quotas mystifying, devastating for NL economy

mza_1601165783653993600_255x255-75I wonder how many people casually dismissed the news this week about northern shrimp quota cuts as just more “fishermen crying and whining” about their lot in life. A good many I’d say. And that’s too bad because in doing so you missed something that has huge ramifications. For everyone. Read more here 10:54

Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans – Response to the Report of the Maritime Lobster Panel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 13, 2014) – The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today issued the following statement: As a Maritimer, I know how important the lobster fishery is to our coastal communities. It is an important pillar in our rural economy and when times are tough I know, Read more here  00:24

DFO ‘fudging the numbers,’ unprecedented court injunction has barred Department of Fisheries and Oceans from opening commercial fishery off Vancouver Island

fisheries_and_oceansAn unprecedented court injunction has barred the Department of Fisheries and Oceans from opening a commercial fishery off Vancouver Island after a judge concluded DFO was “fudging the numbers” and that the federal minister declared it open against her own bureaucrats’ advice. Read more here  globeandmail  22:41

Fishing industry lacking in cooperation, says minister

DEBERT- The biggest challenge for the fishing industry today is lack of co-operation, says the minister of fisheries and oceans. “We need to market under one banner, we have to stop competing with each other and start to compete in the global marketplace so that really is an issue,” said Gail Shea, during the Nova Scotia Fisheries Minister’s annual conference held in Debert on Friday. Read [email protected]  07:03

Egmont MP Gail Shea has returned to her former post as fisheries minister, from National Revenue into Fisheries and Oceans during a major cabinet shuffle Monday.

“I want what every fisherman wants, that is, to be a viable business so they can make a decent living from a sustainable fishery. I’ve said from day one the answers, the solutions have to come from the industry so I would hope that there will be a fulsome discussion in the fall and going into the winter that will come from the report that will be generated.” [email protected]