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NAFO Meets For The First Time Under Modernized Convention – Significant Decisions Were Made

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MONTRÉAL, QC, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017- The 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) took place from 18 to 22 September in Montréal, Canada. Over 180 delegates from 11 NAFO Contracting Parties were welcomed to Montréal by NAFO President, Stéphane Artano, and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.,,, In addition, to the traditional total allowable catch (TAC)* and quota decisions, significant decisions were made regarding the following: agreed to a management strategy for Greenland halibut, agreed to relaunch its second performance review, agreed to protect the entire New England Seamount chain, agreed to a benchmark assessment of cod on the Flemish Cap in 2018. re-elected current President click here to read the press release 19:32

Greenland halibut quota increase to boost fishing jobs in N.L.

A small increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) of Greenland halibut will pay big dividends for fishing communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC). At the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) in Montreal this week, all contracting nations agreed to an 11 per cent TAC increase of the species, raising it to 16,500 metric tonnes.  “Canada’s 36 per cent share of this TAC translates into 6,000 mt for 2018.” click here to read the story 14:55