Ship’s Crew Hospitalized After Eating Tainted Fish
Health officials in New Brunswick say food poisoning has hospitalized the majority of the crew from a ship in the port of Saint John, the Canadian Press reported.
The ship involved is the Panama-registered Balsa 85 and the crew is from the Philippines.
Fourteen of 19 crew members are in serious but stable condition at Saint John Regional Hospital after eating toxic fish on the ship Saturday.
CP reported that the tainted fish was caught in international waters and there is no risk to ...
Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event Announces Dates for Next Show
Moncton, NB – This coming January will see the return of Fish Canada Workboat Canada to the Moncton Coliseum Complex. Taking place January 22-23, 2016, this is the nation’s largest commercial marine tradeshow. Showcasing the latest in products and services that keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running strong, this is a must-attend event for all those who make their living on, in, and around the water.
Fish Canada Workboat Canada is held biennially and the 2016 edition ...
Still on the Water
New Brunswick Fisherman Exchanges Lobsters for Tourists
For three decades Ron Cormier sailed the waters in a 43-foot lobster boat making his living as a lobster fisherman.
He pulled his traps, season after season, working hard to provide for his family even during the years when catches and prices were low.
But these days, rather than fishing crustaceans, Cormier is teaching tourists from all over the world about it through his business, Shediac Bay Cruises and Lobster Tales.
New Brunswick Sturgeon Caviar Business Growing
Breviro Caviar has come a long way from its early days of a research project to a company selling a distinct product worldwide.
Jonathan Barry is the president and director of the company, started in the early 1990s by a few scientists at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. At the time, studies were being conducted on shortnose sturgeon, the Acipenser Brevirostrum in the St. John River.
This got scientists thinking that maybe shortnose sturgeon could be ...
Smelt Fishing: A Dying N.B. Tradition?
Years ago, the frozen rivers and bays of Northern New Brunswick were busy places.
Not only did the ice provide a means of winter transportation, it came alive with the sights and sounds of smelt fishing.
Hundreds of pickets and poles dotted the waterways to hold the nets in place. There was net upon net up and down the Tabusintac River and out in the bay. Shanties were pulled with horses from nearby shores onto the ice or onto the beaches. Men lived in these small hovels from Monday to ...