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2014

New Canada-South Korea free trade deal another positive development for province’s seafood products
(Press release March 20, 2014) (PDF 100 KB)

2013

New CETA deal opens new market opportunities
for province’s seafood products

(Press release October 18, 2013) (PDF 101 KB)

Newfoundland and Labrador Crab Producers prepare for MSC Snow Crab certification
(Press release March 7, 2013) (PDF 150 KB)

2012

Setting the Record Straight
Derek Butler - Fisheries Forum article from The Navigator (June 2012) (PDF 127 KB)

Canada must change the way it approaches fisheries management
Derek Butler Op-ed from The Hills Times (May 2012) (PDF 580 KB)

Seafood Producers express concern for crab season ahead
(Press release March 23, 2012) (PDF 109 KB)

ASP announces Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishery to undergo MSC assessment
(Press release March 9, 2012) (PDF 269 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on fleet separation and owner/operator policy
(February 29, 2012) (MP3 1.3 MB)

2011

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on Premier Dunderdale's announcement of solving the problems of the fishery
(October 24, 2011) (MP3 2.1 MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on SABRI issue
(October 3, 2011) (MP3 2.1 MB)

ASP responds to FFAW release on SABRI decision
(Press release August 29, 2011) (PDF 104 KB)

Newfoundland and Labrador hits record snow crab sales to Asia
(Press release August 8, 2011) (PDF 107 KB)

4R shrimp harvesters shut fishery, reject highest prices in years
(Press release May 27, 2011) (PDF 89 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the processors reaction to MOU final report
March 1,  2011 (Audio MP3 format 1.5 MB)

ASP reacts to MOU report release:
Deny 'ask' of hundreds of millions of dollars

(Press release March 1, 2011) (PDF 110 KB)

ASP reserving comment on latest report on fishery
(Press release February 25, 2011) (PDF 103 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the delay of MOU final report
January 24,  2011 (Audio MP3 format 1.6 MB)

CBC Central Morning Show  interview with Derek Butler - on the processor view of MOU.
January 6,  2011 (Audio MP3 format 2.8 MB)

2010

The Long, Hard Tack Back To Bountiful
Cover story from Atlantic Business Magazine
November/December 2010 (PDF 1.3 MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the delay of MOU final report
November 3,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.9 MB)

Time to Fish or Cut Bait
Article from Atlantic Business Magazine
September/October 2010 (PDF 91 KB)

A fisheries MOU for Newfoundland and Labrador
(Derek Butler Op-ed August, 2010) (PDF 31 KB)

Shrimp plant closure is evidence of crisis in industry
(Press release June 1, 2010) (PDF 119 KB)

Association reacts to Price Panel decision on shrimp
(Press release May 11, 2010) (PDF 214 KB)

Derek Butler comment on VOCM re: Panel decision on $1.35 crab price.
May 1,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 100 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on decision of Panel to maintain it's decision on $1.35 crab.
April 30,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.7 MB)

Crab producers react to Price Panel decision on crab at $1.35
(Press release April  30, 2010) (PDF 216 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on decision to submit price offer to Panel.
April 28,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.7 MB)

Open Line with Derek Butler - on current issues facing crab industry
April 27,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 2.8 MB)

Open Line with Derek Butler - on current issues facing crab industry
April 23,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 2.5 MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on 2010 crab fishery.
April 22,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.5 MB)

Open Line with Derek Butler - on current issues facing crab industry follow up to March 31.
April 1,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 2.5 MB)

Open Line with Derek Butler - on current issues facing crab industry
March 31,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.8 MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on allowing outside buyers.
March 29,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 2 MB)

Province’s crab producers say industry not feasible 
at price level set by government panel
(Press release March 28, 2010) (PDF 113 KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on 2010 crab fishery.
March 26,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.5 MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the MOU process and the minister's press release of March 6, 2010.
March 10,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1MB)

Hard truths about fisheries arbitration - Derek  Butler Letter to the Editor, The Telegram March 8, 2010 (PDF 125KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on accusations from union on decision not to negotiate with price setting panel in place.
February 24,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.7MB)

FFAW/CAW being deliberately misleading, says Producers (Press Release February 24, 2010)(PDF 225 Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the union's ultimatum of 60 cent shrimp and MOU
February 15,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1MB)

News conference following MOU submissions to Minister Jackman
Link to CBC - January 22,  2010

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on MOU process
January 8,  2010 (Audio MP3 format 1.5MB)

2009

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on marketing and 2010 fishery
December 17,  2009 (Audio ASF format 1.7MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - in response to FFAW conference resolution.
December 2,  2009 (Audio ASF format 1.9MB)

The complex issue of Shrimp    Derek Butler article in The Telegram October 15, 2009(PDF 48Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on state of industry and MOU process
October 5,  2009 (Audio ASF format 1.6MB)

Agreement reached on Long-Term Development of Fishing Industry   July 14, 2009

Shrimp processors shut down    Article from The Telegram June 3, 2009(PDF 134Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on shut down of shrimp production
June 2,  2009 (Audio ASF format 1.78MB)

Shrimp Producers in Canada remain shut in the face of economic circumstances   Media Release June 2, 2009(PDF 62 Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on situation in the crab fishery
29 April 2009 (Audio MP3 format 1.45MB)

2008

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the current economic crisis and the fishery
16 December 2008 (Audio WMA format 1.7MB)

Clouds on the horizon? Fish forecast 'ominous', seafood producers' executive says    Article from The Telegram November 3, 2008(PDF 77 Kb)

Treat Industry like a business.  Derek Butler - speaking at St. John's Rotary    Article from The Telegram October 31, 2008(PDF 524 Kb)

NTV interview with Derek Butler following address to St. John's Rotary
30 October 2008 (Video WMV format 17.6MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on the announcement of processing licences
28 October 2008 (Audio WMA format 1.8MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on how the current global economic situation is affecting the NL  fishery
20 October 2008 (Audio MP3 format 1MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Fred Woodman - on overcapacity and the prospect of new licences
03 October 2008 (Audio ASF format 1.5MB)

Derek Butler - Telegram Forum editorial "Why the fishery continues to fail us"   October 3, 2008(PDF 58 Kb)

CBC News archive comments from Taylor, Reid and Rideout on overcapacity  (Audio only) October 1, 2008 (MP3 700 Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on overcapacity at the rumours of plant worker demonstration
29 September 2008 (Audio ASF format 1.2MB)

Derek Butler op-ed on overcapacity from The Telegram  September 27, 2008(PDF 325 Kb)

Newfoundland processors alarmed over rumors of new shrimp processing licenses (Seafood.com News September 23, 2008)(PDF 49 Kb)

Association of Seafood Producers renews calls for processing licence freeze in face of speculation on still more processing licences (News Release September 22, 2008)(PDF 130 Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - on overcapacity at the rumours of a shrimp licence for LaScie
19 September 2008 (Audio ASF format 1.7MB)

Shrimp harvest gets international nod as sustainable trawl fishery (Telegram - Aug 23, 2008) (PDF 335Kb)

Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp fishery eco-friendly (CBC The National - Aug 22, 2008) (WMV 8Mb)

First Canadian Fishery Earns Marine Stewardship Council Certification (Aug 18, 2008) (PDF 41Kb)

Opinion editorial by Derek Butler published on Seafood.com July 25, 2008  in response to Earle McCurdy viewpoint of July 17, 2008 (July 29, 2008) (PDF)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - Panel revisits 2008 Crab price 
12 May 2008 (Audio MP3 format 2.03MB)

Derek Butler addresses Clarenville Rotary Club Luncheon (February 25, 2008) (PDF 98Kb)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler - Outlook 2008
07 January 2008 (Audio WMA format 1.55MB)

2007

"Plant numbers need to be reduced" 
Article from The Coaster
November 2007 (PDF 60KB)

"And what about the fishery?" - article by Derek Butler AIMS republication of Globe editorial
November 15, 2007 (PDF 94KB)

CBC Here and Now report with Derek Butler on industry rationalization
09 November 2007 (Video ASF format 8.40MB)

"And what about the fishery?" - article by Derek Butler from the Globe and Mail Report on Business.com
November 7, 2007 (PDF 90KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on industry rationalization
01 November 2007 (Audio WMA format 1.55MB)

Telegram Forum - "Modern fishery bears no resemblance to old system"  editorial opinion by Derek Butler
2 June 2007 (JPG 740KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on the industry renewal announcements April 12, 2007
12 April 2007 (Audio WMA format 819KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on fishery model and industry renewal
04 April 2007 (Audio WMA format 1.2MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on the appointment of Ambassador Sullivan
05 February 2007 (Audio WMA format 1.3MB)

Association of Seafood Producers lauds appointment of Ambassador Sullivan
February 3, 2007 (PDF 71KB)

ASP Presentation: A Fishery for the 21st Century
presented to St. John’s Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference
25 January 2007  (PDF 184KB)

Related Telegram article Jan 26, 2007 (PDF 101KB)

2006

Association of Seafood Producers invite more seafood consumption this Christmas
21 December 2006 (PDF 76KB)

Seafood Producers warn against lifting provincial buying restriction
19 December 2006 (PDF 66KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on "Status Quo is not an option" article from The Telegram.
18 December 2006 (Audio MP3 format 2.9MB)

Status quo is not an option
(Derek Butler's article to The Telegram on restructuring in the fishery
17 December 2006 (PDF 607KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on FICBA changes.
11 December 2006 (Audio WMA format 1.7MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on EU increase of shrimp allowed under reduced tariff.
27 November 2006 (Audio WMA format 1.5MB)

Too many plants, boats and people
Rationalization of the Newfoundland fishery is the key to its future.

(Derek Butler's presentation to the May 2006 fisheries summit reprinted in the autumn 2006 AIMS published "Ideas Matter")
31 October 2006 (PDF 204KB)

1st Canadian Prawn Fishery enters full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council certification
25 October 2006 (PDF 77KB)  

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on  shrimp fishery assessment for MSC certification.  
25 October 2006 (Audio WMA format 1.7MB)  

Seafood industry applauds Canada's leadership in building new NAFO 
28 September 2006 (PDF 89KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on  difficult year in seafood industry.  
27 September 2006 (Audio WMA format 1.5MB)

Mackerel crisis illustrative of crisis faced 
22 September 2006 (PDF 87KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on  fishing industry marketing issue.  
27 June 2006 (Audio WMA format 1.6MB)

ASP reacts to FFAW cry of  "disorganized marketing" 25 April 2006 (PDF 84KB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on Price Setting Panel's decision regarding Spring Shrimp price 
05 April 2006 (Audio MP3 format 1.6MB) 

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on Sackton 2006 Crab Market Overview Presentation
08 March 2006 (Audio MP3 format 1.1MB)

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on ASP meeting with Minister Rideout
25 January 2006 (written transcript) 

2005

Fisheries Broadcast interview with Derek Butler on the upcoming Cashin Report on RMS
23 November 2005 (Audio MP3 format 1.1MB)

The Independent article on Shrimp shut down
21 August 2005

Letter to editor by Derek Butler, RE: "CAFI funds passed up" article 
14 August 2005

The Independent article on "CAFI funds passed up"
7 August 2005

ASP Presentation: Outlook 2005
presented to St. John's Board of Trade
20 January 2005

2004

ASP Statement: Processing Capacity Must be Reduced
14 December 2004

ASP Statement: 2004 Shrimp Fishery
7 April 2004

Launch of Association of Seafood Producers
20 January 2004

 

ASP still maintains many articles, interviews and information related to the 2005 Crab Raw Material Sharing program.   If you are looking for any  specific RMS materials, articles, publications, audio files, etc., that were previously available online, please contact our office at (709) 726-3730 or by email at rhollahan@seafoodproducers.org.  We will attempt to make  those resources available on request.

Media Contact:

Executive Director: E. Derek Butler

Association of Seafood Producers
Suite 103
Baine Johnston Centre
10 Fort William Place
St. John's, NL  A1C 1K4

phone: (709) 726-3730
fax: (709) 726-3731