Newfoundland & Labrador’s Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries.

Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But when push comes to shove, we need data to back up the sentiment. Continue reading

Recognizing and Protecting our Small-Scale Fisheries

Photo courtesy of Too Big To Ignore

Guest contribution by Sharmane Allen. Small-scale fisheries are the cornerstone of many of Canada’s coastal communities. A current initiative undertaken by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls on Canadians to recognize and protect this cornerstone by … Continue reading

Small-Scale Fishermen and Farmers “In the Same Boat”

On the family farm, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Guest Contribution by Rachel Bower “People can’t eat oil, but they can eat codfish.” – Bill Molloy, inshore cod fisherman I am an independent documentary filmmaker living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My latest documentary “In The Same Boat” highlights the … Continue reading

More Than Meets the Eye: Trade Treaties and Atlantic Fisheries

Guest Contribution by Jordan Nikoloyuk. If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, but you don’t know many details. It turns out that’s deliberate. The agreement … Continue reading