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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com or 709 682 4862.