January 24, 2018
Fish Harvester Representation
January 21, 2018
Active Fishermen and Investors - are your interests different?
January 18, 2018
Reconciliation with First Nations
January 17, 2018
Habitat issues / Predator control
January 16, 2018
We ran out of time. Here is a list of additional problems. Please add your own.
January 5, 2018
Pilot Herring Seine Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Proposal
August 23, 2018
Critique: Sharing the Benefits
Problems / Solutions Fishermen speak out
January 28, 2018
January 27, 2018
New Fishers Old Fishers
January 26, 2018
Unknown to most herring fishermen, HIAB has endorsed a ‘Herring ITQ demonstration fishery’ for this coming season.
It appears that most herring fishermen have not been consulted.
The Union certainly has questions:
As herring is a quasi-ITQ fishery anyway, what will th...
The Union and Native Brotherhood have been calling for a Licensing Policy Review to ensure that license policies support Active Fishermen.
At the same time, others have been working to entrench quota (sharing the benefit) costs into all fisheries.
A small group of peopl...
Is everything really okay in your fishery?
The fleet is aging - as are fishermen.
Value retained by active fishermen is declining, while export value is increasing.
Few young people are choosing fishing as a profession- it is too costly to buy in, catches are uncertain, a...
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Problem: Commercial Fishermen need access to more fish
More enhancement facilities to produce salmon in areas where we can harvest them –
use them as production facilities – fill all hatcheries to capacity (government needs to renew its commitment...
Problem: Young people are not seeing fishing as a career.
Retiring fishermen cannot sell licenses/quota at a reasonable income for retirement.
Attract young fishermen by lower costs to get into fishing.
License banks (like NNFC or NFA) where new fish...
Problem: all fisheries need better resource management
Resource management needs to
reflect the interests of
communities, fishermen, tendermen and shoreworkers
Open and transparent meetings
Meetings need to be near the communities they are impacting
Problem: Fishermen are not united – there are few strong fish harvester organizations left.
Provincially mandated fishermen’s organizations
Different Atlantic provinces have different legislation mandating fish harvesters organizations
Problem: Active fishermen are not represented. Investors are represented - who may have different goals than active fishermen.
Seafood Alliance purports to represent 95% of license holders. It represents the interests of investors not active...
Problem: First Nations and commercial fish harvesters need to work together to benefit ALL commercial fisheries.
Need to develop an agreed upon a common Coastal Fisheries Strategy with First Nations/Communities/Owner-operators/NNFC/Native Brotherhood/othe...
Problem: enforcement of habitat regulations and predator threat control need to occur
Habitat restoration (fisheries / forestry renewal)
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Elephant in the Room
New Commercial Allocation Process
Phase II October 2014
Phase III March 2015
CSAB report Feb 2015 (allocation)
CSAB report March 2016 (rules for 'new' fisheries)
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Problems / Solutions