FFAW Says Capelin Fishery Highlights Stock Abundance
The FFAW says capelin harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting positive catch rates and an abundant resource so far this fishing season.
Harvesters remain optimistic that more favourable environmental conditions are leading to stock growth.
The union is calling on the Federal Government to increase scientific understanding of the stock.
The 2023 commercial capelin fishery has a quota of 14,533 metric tonnes, a rollover of the same quota from 2022.