Tag Archives: inshore fishermen

Fishermen hold protest in St. Anthony

During a peaceful protest, the group was able to halt crews from working on the docked factory freezer Ocean Prawns. Similar to a protest held earlier this year in Corner Brook, fishermen are asking the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to reconsider the policy, (LIFO) which saw inshore fishermen shoulder 90 per cent of a 10,000-tonne cut in 2014. Read the rest here 10:16

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