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Funding to Enhance Best Practices in Shrimp and Crab Harvesting

14 November 2013

CANADA - The Torngat Joint Fisheries Board will receive Provincial Government support of C$22,000 to hold a workshop in Nain this November to help establish industry best practices for Nunatsiavut crab and shrimp harvesters.

“The Provincial Government is pleased to foster greater professionalization of fishing activity in Northern Labrador, as shrimp and crab harvesting has the potential to generate significant economic activity in the region. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is dedicated to providing effective and sustainable programs and services, and supporting the continued vibrancy of the provincial economy,” said Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The communal snow crab and inshore shrimp fisheries are very important to the region, and industry stakeholders agree there is a need to enhance resource management, product handling, and quality control in order to improve the economic benefits generated from these fisheries. The workshop will create a learning opportunity for all participants, and is intended to improve their overall approach in these areas.

“We are very pleased to work with our partners to co-host fisheries workshops in Nunatsiavut. The workshops provide an important opportunity to share information, develop research priorities, and weigh policy options,” said John Mercer, Chairperson, Torngat Joint Fisheries Board.

Through sound fiscal management and responsible decisions, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is strengthening the business environment, encouraging the development of innovative industries, and building a vibrant economy.


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