ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Small Scale Fishery of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland

SSF Profile

Small Scale Fishery of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland | 2016
Fishery name Small Scale Fishery of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland
SSF Defined? Not explicitly
SSF Definition (if applicable)
Data time frame 2016
Contributor brandon.hillier (Brandon M Hillier)
Contribution date 11/09/2017
Geographic Scope
Not specific
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Open ocean
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Inshore
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Recreational fishing gear
Other: Recreational gears (such as squid jiggers)
Main SSF vessel type(s): Dory
Average length of SSF vessel: 10 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): Horsepower
Typical number of crew: Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 75 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 60 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 100 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 20 Percent
Total number of households in the location: 394 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 20 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: 1 Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Small own-business
Tourism-related activities
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 10 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 90 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Moderately (fishers are somewhat recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? No
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: Individual
Access held by SS fishers: Secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Catch limit
Seasonal closure
Gear restriction
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Poor governance (lack of accountability, transparency, rules of law, etc.)
Other: Accessibility

Kimberly Orren (Fishing for Success Project Manager/Co-Founder; Local Fisher); Leo Hearn (Local Fisher)

Comments *Percentage of women in SSF & women in post-harvest based on provincial average; *Distribution percentage an estimate; *Days fishing dependent on species. Days fishing that has been recorded is based on snow crab
Common species name: Lobster     Scientific/Latin species name: Nephropidae    Landings (t): 1
Common species name: Cod     Scientific/Latin species name: Gadus Morhua    Landings (t): 25
Common species name: Snow Crab     Scientific/Latin species name: Chionoecetes Opilio    Landings (t): 24
FISH-NL Type: Union/association Scope: Regional
Transport Canada Type: State/government department Scope: National
Professinal Fish Harvesters Certification Board Type: State/government department Scope: Regional
Department of Fisheries, Forestry & Agrifoods Type: State/government department Scope: Regional
Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) Type: State/government department Scope: National
Fish, Food, and Allied Workers (FFAW) Type: Union/association Scope: Regional
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