Breathing New Life into the Independent Fishing Fleet

In July, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans made an important announcement for the independence of Canadian fisherman and the rural economy. Continue reading

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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