National Fisherman

ST. JOHN¹S, N.L. ­ Canada¹s potential free trade deal with Europe should
raise alarms that open access to lucrative seafood markets will come at
the expense of protections for Atlantic fishery jobs, says a new report.

³At stake is the ability of Canadians to pursue public policies that curb
domination of the fisheries by large corporations,² says the study
released Wednesday by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy
Alternatives.

³My biggest concern is that Canadian governments and citizens,
particularly provincial governments, will lose their ability to regulate
the fishery to maximize local benefits,² author Scott Sinclair said in an
interview.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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