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Applications are now being accepted for Green Crab Mitigation Under Fisheries and Marine Institute’s ongoing project in Placentia Bay

Applications are now being accepted for Green Crab Mitigation Under Fisheries and Marine Institute’s ongoing project in Placentia Bay. Harvesters must fish from one of the following 8 locations:– Northeast
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LFA 13A AND 13B OPENING

LFA 13a and 13b are now opening Sunday, April 21st, 2024. Setting will be April 21st & 22nd, with hauling on April 23rd, 2024.
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SHRIMP PRICE AGREEMENT

Today, FFAW and ASP came to a successful agreement on the price of shrimp for the 2024 fishing season; spring, summer and fall fisheries will all be under one price
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🔴 LFA 13A AND 13B OPENINGLFA 13a and 13b are now opening Sunday, April 21st, 2024. Setting will be April 21st & 22nd, with hauling on April 23rd, 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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🔴OLD PERLICAN AREA PROPOSED GILLNET EXCLUSION ZONE DISCUSSIONAll harvesters in Old Perlican and surrounding areas are invited to attend an information and discussion session on a proposed exclusion zone for gillnets in a small area of Trinity Bay, near Old Perlican. The meeting will take place on Tuesday April 23, 2024 at 6pm at the Community Center in Old Perlican. After multiple years of complaints of crab being hauled up in gillnets, and recommendations from the inshore crab fleet, with support from the other inshore crab fleets in 3L, a pilot project for a gillnet exclusion zone has been proposed. This meeting is to introduce the proposal to the harvesters in the area, with opportunities for feedback and recommendations prior to anything being finalized. Any questions/comments/concerns may be directed to Member Representative Miranda Butler at mbutler@ffaw.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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🔵CAPELIN UPDATE Harvesters and processors were united in their boycott of the capelin advisory in Gander on March 22 when the room was informed of the elevated status of Oceans North and Oceana from observers to stakeholders. This change gives these groups a voice at the table, equal to that of harvesters and processors who have invested in and make a living from the capelin fishery. Moreover, harvesters and processors were not advised of the change in status of Oceans North and Oceana. These groups have called for the closure of fisheries like capelin and mackerel, irrespective of harvesters’ observations and impacts on fishing communities. DFO rescheduled the advisory to April 4, and again, harvesters and processors boycotted the meeting, choosing instead to have an industry meeting on April 5. At this meeting, harvesters and processors reviewed the science and discussed the upcoming season. Harvesters and processors recommendations were submitted to DFO and included a TAC recommendation of 23,000 t. ... See MoreSee Less
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