News & Resources

June 10, 2016

PRESENTATION TO THE MINISTERIAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR THE LIFO REVIEW

The Canadian Association of Prawn Producers (CAPP), representing year-round frozen-at-sea (FAS) shrimp harvesters, provides this June 10/16 Presentation in Halifax to emphasize elements of our May 25/16 Presentation in St. John's and our two written Submissions to the Panel. Read PDF


June 3, 2016

COMMENTS ON VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE MAY 24/16 PRESENTATION MADE BY THE ALL-PARTY COMMITTEE

We are writing to comment on various elements of the May 24/16 presentation made by the All-Party Committee. Overall, the content of that presentation contains errors, provides misleading comments, and cannot be considered to be evidence-based. We address various slides of that presentation in numbered sequence; the text provided in italics refers to the title of the slide, followed by our commentary. Read PDF


May 25, 2016

PRESENTATION TO THE MINISTERIAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR THE LIFO REVIEW

The Canadian Association of Prawn Producers (CAPP) representing frozen-at-sea (FAS) shrimp harvesters opposes in the strongest terms any changes to application of the established rules for Threshold Quotas and LIFO provisions as set out in management plans since 1997. Read PDF


May 2016

SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTERIAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR THE LIFO REVIEW

The DFO Minister, the Hon. Hunter Tootoo, has created an external Ministerial Advisory Panel to examine the Last In, First Out ("LIFO") policy in the Northern shrimp fishery. This results from advocacy by the FFAW that the terms of the temporary quota-sharing rules announced and accepted nearly 20 years ago should not be followed from this time forward, in an attempt to confiscate shrimp quotas that are held by traditional year-round shrimp harvesters. Read PDF


March 29, 2016

Dr. Wade Locke tells Board of Trade that NL will lose money for every tonne of shrimp quota it shifts from offshore to inshore fishery

Today, Dr. Wade Locke, told approximately 100 Board of Trade members that for every tonne of shrimp quota transferred from the offshore fishery to the inshore, Newfoundland and Labrador’s GDP will fall by $540. He went on to explain that the year-round offshore shrimp fishery contributes 24% more to the provincial GDP and labour income per tonne of shrimp than the seasonal inshore shrimp fishery. Dr. Locke’s presentation to the business community expressed concern over inaccurate information and assumptions used in a report relied on by the provincial government in its stance on the issue.

View Dr. Locke’s presentation here.

View the executive summary of his report here.

Bruce Chapman, Executive Director of CAPP, also spoke at the event.
Read his speaking notes here.


March 11, 2016

Year-round offshore shrimp fishery launches iNformation-based campaign to dispel misinformAtion

The Canadian Association of Prawn Producers, a non-profit organization that represents the traditional, year-round shrimp fishery, has launched an information-based campaign to inform the discussion on the future of the shrimp fishery. Read PDF


February 25, 2016

Year-round offshore shrimp fishery makes a stronger Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Association of Prawn Producers, a non-profit organization that is the main voice for the traditional, year-round shrimp fishery, is concerned by inaccurate public statements made by FFAW on Tuesday. Read PDF


February 2016

CAPP Presentation

Presentation by the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers on the traditional, year-round Northern Shrimp Fishery. Read PDF


March 31, 2012

Ernst & Young study for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Review of the Application of Rules and Management Policies in the Northern Shrimp Fishery. Read PDF


June 8, 2007

Letter from then Minister of Fisheries & Oceans, Loyola Hearn

Minister Hearn confirms the Government of Canada’s commitment to the long-term viability of the traditional offshore licence holders and development of a Northern Shrimp Economic Viability study. Read PDF


October 10, 1997

Letter from FFAW in support of the Last In, First Out (LIFO) Policy

The then President of the Union representing seasonal fishermen (FFAW) acknowledged in writing that "in the event of decline in future Total Allowable Catches, the share for the inshore sector would be reduced accordingly, possibly to zero". Read PDF


April 23, 1997

MIFFLIN ANNOUNCES 57 PER CENT INCREASE FOR NORTHERN SHRIMP QUOTAS

Fred Mifflin, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced a 57 per cent increase in the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for northern shrimp, a move that will bring new jobs and millions of dollars to fishing communities. In making the announcement, he outlined the key elements of the 1997-1999 shrimp management plan. Read PDF