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Coordination / Facilitation

Fisheries Symposium

The Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council hosted a Fisheries Symposium for the seafood sector in Nova Scotia November 12, 2008.  This symposium will provided industry with relevant information to assist them in remaining competitive and to look at future options to increase competitiveness. Agenda items included:

  • Ocean to Plate Strategy- overview of National Strategy

  • Eco-labeling 101- What you need to know about Eco-labeling & Certification

  • Future Labour Shortages- Options for Consideration

  • Health Benefits of Seafood- How to better promote nutritional benefits of seafood

  • Canadian Branding- How to promote Product of Canada Seafood

  • Future Outlook of Seafood Industry 

To view the complete meeting notes, click on the following link:  http://nsfsc.ca/fisheriessymposiumnotes.doc


Professionalization – Scotia Fundy Region

The Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council is coordinator for the initiative in the Scotia Fundy region.  For further information on Professionalization please visit their site at www.sfpb.ca


Maritime Working Group

Transport Canada Small Fishing Vessel Regulations & Training & Certification Requirements

The purpose of the Small Fishing Vessel Regulations/Training and Certification Requirements Working Group is for the fishing industry and Transport Canada to have meaningful consultation, discussion and dialogue around the proposed Small Fishing Vessel Regulations and the Personnel Regulations.   The objective of the working group is to review the proposed regulations in it’s’ entirety and provide the necessary feedback.

The working group is an open group that is made up of fishermen/fishermen’s representatives from the fishing industry in the Maritimes ( Nova Scotia , Prince Edward Island , and New Brunswick ) along with representatives from the boatbuilding industry, training institutions and Transport Canada personnel.  The Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council plays a coordinating role in facilitating the annual/bi-annual meetings.  Most meetings are held prior to the Regional and National Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC).

If you wish to participate or obtain copies of recent meeting notes, feel free to contact us @  nsfsc@klis.com 

To view the CMAC site: http://www.tc.gc.ca


North Atlantic Responsible Fishing Conference

The 3rd North Atlantic Responsible Fishing Conference – Protecting our Oceans, our Resource and our Communities was held June 9-11, 2003 – Yarmouth, NS.

To obtain a copy of the final report feel free to contact us!


Making Money In Haddock

A Strategic approach for the Successful Harvesting, Processing and Marketing of the Resource

This workshop was held January 24-25, 2006 – Yarmouth, NS .   The key purpose for holding the workshop was the need to develop approaches to maximize regional economic benefits from the haddock fishery recognizing resource, industry and overall global market conditions.

Four key objectives were identified for the workshop.  They included:

  • To raise awareness of the overall structure of the haddock fishery in Nova Scotia and the opportunities that are available to improve efficiencies and economic opportunities in all sectors of this industry.

  • To look at means to improve handling practices generally to meet the global market opportunities.

  • To situate and establish the region as a market competitive industry capable of competing with international whitefish producers to meet global market demands.

  • To seek best practices and innovations that are consistent with the most efficient harvesting and processing technologies and approaches available and in use globally.

The workshop included a broad range of local, regional, national and international speakers ranging from market experts and scientists to fish harvesters and processors.

To obtain a final report from the conference, please contact  http://www.ccfi.ca


Atlantic Lobster Summit

This informative conference was held October 15-16, 2007 – Halifax , Nova Scotia . The Summit was a collaborative effort between industry and government and was entitled Market Realities, Market Challenges and Market Opportunities: A Plate to Ocean Approach. The key objective of the Lobster Summit was for the development of approaches to maximize the value of the resource for all participants of the Atlantic Lobster Fishery. The Summit aimed to identify the barriers and difficulties that impede industry’s ability to maximize its potential and establish a follow-up process to address these obstacles. The Summit included a broad range of local, regional, national and international speakers ranging from fish harvesters and processors to market experts and scientists.

Please click on the following link for further information. http://www.ccfi.ca


Southern Gulf Snow Crab Workshop

Held on January 15-16, 2008 Moncton , NB.   The key thrust behind the Snow Crab Workshop was the need to develop approaches to maximize regional economic benefits from the snow crab fishery, recognizing resource, industry and overall global market conditions.  This was achieved by exposing all stakeholders to the range of issues, challenges and opportunities that exist in all sectors of this industry and to develop appropriate and acceptable responses to these realities. 

Please click on the following link for further information. http://www.ccfi.ca 

 


Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council
38 B John Street,
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3H2
Phone: (902) 742-6167  Fax: (902) 742-8391  
info@nsfsc.ca