Harvesting Plan Announced for 2019 Northern Cod Fishery
Harvesters in eastern Newfoundland are either already on the water or are gearing up for the 2019 Northern cod fishery.
This spring, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reported that the spawning stock biomass (SSB) for 2J3KL cod had returned to its level of two years ago, about 48 per cent of the critical level needed for a healthy fishery or 398,000 tonnes. In fact, DFO actually revised its 2018 stock projection. The department reported that the 2018 SSB had been revised from ...
Small Fry, Big Fish: P.E.I. 10-Year-Old Lands 480-Pound Bluefin Tuna
Little did 10-year-old Koen Norton know that when he set out on his father’s vessel he was going to come home with a monster.
But he’d certainly hoped.
Koen, from the Montague area of Prince Edward Island, recently made headlines all over the world when he obliterated a world record for largest bluefin tuna caught by someone in his age category. The records are kept by the International Game Fish Association.
Koen landed, by himself, a 486-pound bluefin off Naufrage Harbour. He was ...