As you may have already heard through media reports, there was a fire at the Richard Cashin Building. No staff were in the building at the time, and the source is under investigation. The fire suppression/sprinkler system did its job, and the fire was extinguished quickly. Sadly, the building has sustained extensive water damage, particularly on the ground floor where the PFHCB office is located.
As a result, the building with be closed until further notice, while damages are assessed and repairs completed. There will be operational challenges, but the PFHCB will be operational (remotely) . Thankfully, due to Covid-19 we are well adapted to operating remotely by phone, zoom, fax, email and text.
We expect to be relocating to temporary space in the coming days/week, and we will provide updates as more details are available.
All professional fish harvesters, including existing harvesters and new entrants, are required to accumulate a specific number of land-based education credits in addition to completing a defined number of years of full-time fishing in order to progress from Apprentice to Level I and from Level I to Level II.
It is important that harvesters understand the certification criteria, and exactly what is required in order to progress from one certification level to the next. Equally important is that harvesters understand what is required in order to maintain their certification status.
Professional Fish Harvesters
368 Hamilton Avenue
P.O. Box 8541
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada A1B 3P2
Telephone: (709) 722-8170
Fax: (709) 722-8201
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm