On the surface, it looks like a classic political compromise. The federal government caved to political pressure and reallocated the shrimp quota to give more to the inshore sector. But, they also lowered the shrimp quota by 42%, consist wi… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The right decision on shrimp #nlpoli
In China in these days of hard economic times, none are hit so hard as the people who work in zombie industries.These are industries that keep producing despite there being no market for the product. Like coal. Or cement. Or iron.In m… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Walking Dead #nlpoli
That’s all it took to destroy the provincial government’s historic fisheries policy that had been built on the highly successful state-controlled model pioneered by such economic powerhouses as the Soviet Union, Albania, and North Korea.
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For those who don’t know it, The Navigator is a monthly magazine about the fishery for people in the industry in Atlantic Canada and the northeastern United States.
The Skipper’s Blog is written by managing editor Jaime Baker, late of the Telegram and the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Navigator Online #nlpoli
Thursday’s announcement by fisheries minister Darin King should give you a pretty big reminder that the local political scene remains mired in the past.
The provincial government is giving a private sector company a $3.6 million. They are calling it a loan. In effect, the provincial government is going to pay a cash subsidy directly . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Patronage and seals… #nlpoli
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is holding a consultation on the future direction of the commercial fishery in Canada. it builds off the sustainable fisheries framework announced in 2009.
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Here’s how the DFO . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The fishery of the future, DFO version #nlpoli #cdnpoli
A strange as it may seem after years of evidence that political interference in fisheries management has caused nothing but grief, there are still people – all politicians – who think the answer is yet more political interference.
Expect all of them to be out in force responding to this fisheries report because it appears . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Get politics out of fishery: report #nlpoli
The basic problem in the fishery is that the provincial fisheries minister has too much control over the industry and – inevitably – tends to use it all for political purposes rather than for the good of the industry.
So fisheries minister Darin King’s answer to the current mess in the industry is to go . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Bad sign #nlpoli #cdnpoli
Scientists told some American fishermen before Christmas that the cod the fishermen depend on for their livelihood are in danger of disappearing unless the fishermen change their ways.
Frig off, say the fishermen.
People from this province will recognise the drama. Evidence says one thing. A whole bunch of people deny it.
The drama continues . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A familiar, fishy tale #nlpoli
Remember that thing about not being able to slide a sheet of paper between the three political parties on major issues?
Well, it continues to play out on the fishery.
Ocean Choice International announced on Friday it is closing a couple of plants that have been struggling for some time.
The provincial government – via . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Wheel of Fish #nlpoli
News today that OCI will permanently close two of its fish plants is merely the start of it.
The hurricane of change that is sure to follow will make the 1992 cod moratorium seem like a gentle breeze.
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