FFAW: Continued Mackerel Closure Hurting Newfoundland Communities

July 17, 2023 FFAW-Unifor

“People are reporting abundances of mackerel along the coast of our province that tells a very different story than that of DFO Science,” says FFAW-Unifor Secretary-Treasurer Jason Spingle.

Atlantic Mackerel Moratorium Extended for 2023 Season

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has extended the closure of Atlantic mackerel commercial and bait fishing in Atlantic Canada and Quebec for the 2023 season.

MSC: Urgent Government Action Needed to Protect Vital Pelagic Fish Stocks in the North-East Atlantic

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is calling for urgent action as ecologically and economically vital pelagic fish stocks in the North East Atlantic continues to be overexploited due to years of failure by governments to agree catch quotas in a way which safeguards their future. 

Immediate Closure of Herring and Mackerel Commercial Fisheries a Broadside Into Coastal Fishing Communities

On March 30th, 2022, DFO announced the closure of the commercial fishery for herring and Atlantic mackerel to rebuild key forage fish stocks for a healthier East Coast fishery. The Coalition of Atlantic and Québec fishing organizations questions the rapidity of the government decision and the lack of transparency in the science.

Atlantic Mackerel Fishing Shut Down for the Rest of the Year

October 28, 2021 Associated Press

The federal government is shutting down the harvest of an important species of fish for the rest of the year because of concerns about overfishing.