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Record No: mha00000294
Title: Newfoundland Associated Fish Exporters Limited fonds
Dates: 1947-1970
Location: Duffy
Creator: Newfoundland Associated Fish Exporters Limited (N.A.F.E.L.).
Extent: 79.6 metres textual material. - 24 maps. - 34 photographs.
Organization: Arranged in eight series according to function.1. Correspondence, 1947-1970; 2. Administrative office records, 1947-1970; 3. Financial records, 1947-1970; 4. Operational accounts and ledger system, 1947-1970; 5. Insurance records, 1950-1970; 6. Affiliated organizations, 1947-1970; 7. Maps; 8. NAFEL collection photographs.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Newfoundland Associated Fish Exporters Limited (NAFEL) was incorporated in 1947 as a cooperative marketing agency having the sole right to market all salt fish produced in Newfoundland and Labrador. It operated successfully until 1970 when its function was taken over by the Canadian Salt Fish Corporation.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of the corporate records of NAFEL, 1947-1970. The records include administrative records, correspondence and financial records. Included in the administrative records are circulars to members; market reports; publications and correspondence of associated companies and organizations, including the Government of Canada; the Fisheries Council of Canada; the Fisheries Research Board of Canada; the International Commission on Northwest Atlantic Fisheries; the Newfoundland Fish Trades Association; the Newfoundland Fisheries Board; the Newfoundland Fisheries Development Committee; North Atlantic Shipping Ltd.; Puerto Rico Exporters Ltd.; the Brazil Exporters Ltd. The accounts and ledger system provides a complete record of all financial and production records of NAFEL members. Material from the fonds which was not retained for preservation is listed in appendex C. of the finding aid. Samples of the various records can be found in the appropriate series or in the sub-series titles samples.
Associated Material: MHA Photograph Collection PF-010; MHA Map E.004. MHA Frederick A.J. Laws Fonds. MHA NAFEL Table of Exports, OMF-009. MHA Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects, 1956, MF-008. MHA NAFEL's side of the fish story by Lewis Brooks, 1950, MF-124. MHA Portugal Exporters Group Ltd. Fonds. MHA Hawes and Company (London) Ltd. Fonds. MHA Marketing Administration Committee Fonds. MHA Spain Exporters Association Ltd. Fonds.
Custodial History: Mr. Laws was the General Manager of N.A.F.E.L. for the entire period of its operation. The records were kept by him after the agency went out of business.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 10
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/nafel_10.php
Subject: Fisheries Newfoundland.
Subject: Salt fish industry.
Subject: Fish markets.
Subject: Merchants Newfoundland.
Subject: Accounts.
Subject: Business Records.
Subject: Minutes.
Subject: Maps.
Subject: Photographs.
Authors_Personal Name: Laws, Frederick A. J.
Authors_Corporate Name: Brazil Exporters Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Fisheries Council of Canada.
Authors_Corporate Name: International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF).
Authors_Corporate Name: Hawes and Co. (London) Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland. Marketing Administration Committee.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Fish Trades Association.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Fisheries Board.
Authors_Corporate Name: North Atlantic Shipping Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Portugal Exporters Group Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Puerto Rico Exporters Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Spain Exporters Association Ltd.
Authors_Corporate Name: Newfoundland Fisheries Development Committee.


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