Seafood Source; “Canada avoids 3P cod closure but cuts quotas by 50 percent”

Seafood Source; “Canada avoids 3P cod closure but cuts quotas by 50 percent”

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada has announced that an agreement in principal has been reached between Canada and France to cut the quota for cod in the 3P zone off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador by 50 percent.

The cut to the quota, announced on 1 April, comes after the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Atlantic Groundfish Council (AGC), and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) withdrew from quota negotiations and announced opposition to a rumored closure of the fishery

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