Elections and electronic logbooks; SEA-NL AGM set for Feb. 25th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Jan. 27th, 2023

Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) has scheduled its first annual general meeting (AGM) for Saturday, Feb. 25th, at the Albatross Hotel in Gander, and will feature an election for a new president and regional representatives.

“Nominations open today for enterprise owners willing to step up for their fleets and the future of the inshore fishery,” says Ryan Cleary, Executive Director of SEA-NL. “The leaders we need must not be bought and paid for or out for themselves but focused on the overall health and direction of the inshore as a whole.”

The election of a new SEA-NL president was trigged earlier this month with the resignation of Jason Sullivan, SEA-NL’s first president elected at the 2022 founding convention.

Sullivan initially took a leave of absence from SEA-NL to run for the FFAW presidency, but later resigned as part of a legal challenge of the election process.

All SEA-NL members in good standing are eligible to nominate a candidate, or to throw their hat in the ring.

During the AGM SEA-NL will also hold elections for regional representatives in the fishing zones adjacent to the province — including 2J off Labrador, 3K off the northeast coast, 3L off the east coast, 3Ps off the south coast, and 4R/3Pn off the west/southwest coasts.

Candidates are encouraged to declare their intention to run ahead of the AGM.

Besides elections, SEA-NL will hold sessions on electronic logbooks that DFO intends to make mandatory in 2024, and the ever-growing seal herds decimating commercial fish stock. A number of policy resolutions will also be debated, and put to a vote on the convention floor.

A more detailed agenda will be released prior to the AGM.

SEA-NL is a professional association representing the distinct voice of the province’s more than 3,200 inshore enterprise owners.

Contact Ryan Cleary: 682 4862