By John Risley (AIMS Chairman of the Board) *Atlantic Business Magazine, 31 July 2019 Breath-taking. Romantic. Destructive. Peaceful. Scary. Engaging. Frigid. Warm. Inspiring. Perplexing. Despite our close association with the ocean in Atlantic Canada, we know little of its potential and have even less appreciation of the extent to which other nations have learned how [...]
The Oceans Supercluster, co-funded by the federal government and regional Atlantic enterprises, promises to develop Canada into a global leader in oceans technology with a major centre in Atlantic Canada. The Oceans Supercluster partnership of industry, post-secondary institutions, and indigenous groups builds on Canada’s strength in the marine-related economy. Along with European and [...]
AIMS Policy Analyst provides comments to the Times and Transcript in New Brunswick about his new report on fisheries management in Newfoundland and Labrador.
AIMS Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo discusses Newfoundland and Labrador's decision to relinquish minimum processing requirements to secure freer trade with Europe, arguing that it is a step forward for the province.
AIMS Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo discusses his paper, "Reforming Atlantic Fisheries: Lessons From Iceland," on CBC Radio and CKGA Radio, arguing that the federal government mismanaged Atlantic Canada's fishing industry and it is time to decentralize powers to the provincial authorities.
AIMS Policy Analyst Shaun Fantauzzo draws a comparison between Newfoundland and Iceland, arguing that the latter's implementation of property rights is a model for reform. Furthermore, Fantauzzo suggests that CETA could act as a catalyst for additional reforms, such as abandoning protectionist policies that shield Canadian industry from competition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIMS and Frontier Centre for Public Policy Study Reveals Lessons For Fisheries Reform
Media Release: Icelandic Lessons for Atlantic Fisheries Reform Halifax, NS/Winnipeg, MB: It has been two decades since the federal government implemented a moratorium on Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) cod fishery. Since that time, there have been very few attempts to bring meaningful reform to Canadian fisheries management. According to a new report released by the [...]
Canada’s annual seal hunt began last week, much to the dismay of, among others, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Chefs for Seals — the organization’s anti-sealing campaign — has, for eight years, promoted a boycott against all Canadian fish and seafood products as a means of pressuring Ottawa to impose a ban on commercial sealing. The campaign’s Facebook page states that, “More than 6,000 restaurants and grocery stores (in addition to 800,000 individuals) have joined the Protect Seals boycott of Canadian seafood. They are making it clear that the Canadian annual commercial seal hunt is an unacceptable business practice undertaken by Canada’s fishing industry. The ethicality of seal hunting, however, compares with (if not exceeds) other methods of animal slaughter. Unlike cows and pigs, for instance, seals are free-range animals liberated from the vices of factory farming. Furthermore, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the World Wildlife Fund consider