Man Overboard!

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The Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association, in conjunction with the Scotia Fundy Professional Fishermen’s Registration and Training Association, will be conducting a man overboard drill on Tuesday, October 14.  This exercise will be an excellent demonstration of a mock emergency situation and will highlight what tasks should be performed onboard a fishing vessel in the case …

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LFA 38 Lobster License Holder Meeting

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The GMFA will be holding its annual Lobster License Holder meeting on October 9 at 1:00 pm (see notice below for more details).  A representative from DSS Marine will be on hand with some man overboard equipment for fishermen to view and to answer questions before and after the meeting.  Hope to see you there!   …

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Independent Fishermen Create New National Federation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SHEDIAC– In a historic move independent fishermen from across Canada have created a new, national organization to promote the independent small business, community based approach to fishing.   The new organization, the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation, brings together fishermen’s organizations from Atlantic Canada, Quebec and British Columbia.   …

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Holland College Presents Marine Training Courses

Holland College Marine Training Centre will be offering training courses in St. George, NB, beginning in October.  If you or someone you know requires any of the certificates or courses listed below before the fall fishing season please contact Lynn Kelly at 1-902-888-6485 or by email at  Classes will fill quickly so be sure to reserve your seat …

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Lobster License Holder’s Meeting

Photo credit: Laurence Cook

Photo credit: Laurence Cook     A Lobster License Holder’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall for all GMFA members.   George Hickey from Spartan Marine will be available before and after the meeting to give a …

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Panel To Examine Lobster Prices


Fisheries ministers from the Maritimes have agreed to set up a panel in an effort to resolve a lobster pricing dispute that kept fishing boats tied up at wharves throughout the region for days. Nova Scotia Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau said the panel will review a number of issues including allegations of price-fixing and efforts …

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Press Release


Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Movement, February 11th, 2013, Halifax – In an unprecedented show of unity independent fishermen from across Atlantic Canada and Quebec are joining forces to oppose corporate raiding of their fishing licences and communities. At the end of a two-day Policy Forum, fishermen delegates representing 10,000 licence holders from the inshore and …

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GMFA Annual Meeting


GMFA Annual Meeting Monday, February 18, 2013 St. Paul’s Church Hall. Doors open at 6:00 for dues payment; meeting begins at 7:00. There will be presentations on the New Brunswick loan board program and DFO’s online licensing system.

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Community Letter to Minister Gail Shea


If you are a concerned resident of Grand Manan or White Head Island, please download this letter and mail it to Minister Gail Shea to show your support for the temporary freeze on all LFA 38 lobster license transfers and ask that this freeze be maintained until more in-depth discussions can take place. An excerpt; …

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