On the Waterfront – February 2017
‘Gentle Giant’ Jim Buchanan Dies in Fishing Accident
The Cape Sable Island-Shelburne area of southwestern Nova Scotia has seen more than its fair share of ocean related deaths.
Over the Christmas holiday, a huge Yuletide tree made of lobster pots was erected in the Cape Sable Island area. The ornaments were old time lobster buoys, the ones used before balloons and anchors tethered strings of 15 traps.
Each ornament represented a fisherman lost at sea from the area.
There were way ...
Cooke Seafood Completes Acquisition of Fripur
The Cooke family has formally acquired the assets of Fripur S.A., Uruguay’s largest seafood company.
The final closing took place on Dec. 14 when a public purchase deed was signed in Uruguay, finalizing a thorough court approval process.
The Fripur acquisition was completed through Perindes S.A., which is owned by the Cooke family.
Cooke had previously begun to repair the Uruguayan fishing vessels and the company anticipates a resumption of fishing operations early in 2017. Fripur ...