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Have your say on fish pricing, the cartel, and lack of competition in province's inshore fishery

SEA-NL has scheduled a Zoom meeting for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28th, for licensed inshore enterprise owners to comment on the ongoing review of this province’s fish price-setting system.

The inshore boats of Old Perlican, Trinity Bay.


While the official review is strictly of the final-offer selection model of fish pricing, SEA-NL will take comments on all factors that impact the price of fish in Newfoundland and Labrador — from the lack of competition in the processing sector to the power of the cartel.


SEA-NL members have been emailed a link to take part in the Zoom call.

Inshore enterprise owners who are not members of SEA-NL can take part by emailing your name and community to outreach.sea-nl@outlook.com, and a Zoom link will be forwarded to you.

SEA-NL plans to include all comments in a report to the review panel.

Enterprise owners can also email comments directly to the review panel by Oct. 5th at this address: StrategicReview@gov.nl.ca

The three-person panel struck in early September to put together the framework for a new fish pricing formula includes chair Glenn Blackwood, along with Gabe Gregory for the processors, and Bill Broderick for the union. Their report is due Oct. 12th.

Ryan Cleary,

Executive Director, SEA-NL

Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) is a professional, non-profit organization that serves as the distinct voice for licensed, independent owner-operator inshore fish harvesters. Visit sea-nl.ca to join. If you have any issues contact me at sea-nl@outlook.com or 709 682 4862.

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