SmartNet Technology Under Development in Yarmouth
Full-scale trials are expected to begin this fall on a SmartNet trawl system that will utilize data collected by an uncrewed service vessel (USV) that could revolutionize conventional trawl fishing.
“The goal is to give the fishermen a better tool to assist catching fish, that is more efficient and is also aligning with what DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) wants to do with environmental issues with gear that is sustainable and that can achieve those goals well,” said Marc ...
“There’s No Doubt in my Mind There was Divine Intervention”
Local Man Saves Mother and Child from Drowning in Yarmouth Harbour
Sometimes there’s no logical explanation for the way things happen.
Just ask Yarmouth TriNav marine broker Dave Bishara.
Bishara’s story starts on a sunny Sunday in August, Aug. 15 to be precise. Bishara and his wife Nancy were at a little place they have on Yarmouth Bar they call the buoy wall because it is where Dave displays his collection of buoys.
“I was painting some buoys and she was ...
A Monster Exhibit: Model of Record Catch to be Unveiled at Yarmouth Shark Scramble
Above photo: Yarmouth Shark Scramble co-founder Bob Gavel poses with the record-setting short-fin mako shark when it was landed in 2004. A life-size replica of the mako will soon be on display on the Yarmouth waterfront at Rudder’s Wharf, home of the tournament. Contributed photo.
A life-sized replica of the record-setting mako shark caught during the 2004 Yarmouth Shark Scramble will soon be on display at Rudder’s Wharf on the Yarmouth waterfront.
“We just ordered it yesterda...
Ropeless Gear Not a Viable Option for Now
Above: Coldwater Lobster Association members involved with the ropeless gear at-sea trials talk about their findings during a seminar presentation at the Eastern Canada Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much
promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a
North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
The trials were conducted last fall by the ...
Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo Wraps Up Record-Breaking Event in Yarmouth
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on January 26.
The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of two days.
“The first day of the show was like nothing we’ve ever seen in this venue,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy.
“It was a door-busting crowd — we even had to ...
Major Commercial Fishing Expo Opens in Yarmouth This Week; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in just a few days. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry.
“The Mariners Centre will be filled with a hundreds of exhibitors from ...
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo in January
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry.
“2018 has been an exceptionally successful year across our portfolio of ...
Fishermen Encouraged to Attend SWNS Lobster Forum
Photo by Lonnie Snow
Once again, lobster fishermen from throughout southwestern Nova Scotia will be gathering in Yarmouth this fall for frank discussions and hear expert advice on issues facing the industry.
The third annual SWNS Lobster Forum is being hosted at the Grand Hotel on Sept. 19 by five fishermen’s organizations; the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) Local 9, Coldwater Lobster Association, Scotia Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, the Bay of Fundy Fishermen’s ...
Yarmouth Shark Scramble Celebrating 20 years
Organizers say it promises to be a fantastic year for the Yarmouth Shark Scramble, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary during Aug. 15–18.
The Yarmouth Shark Scramble was started in 1998 by co-founders Bob Gavel and John Boudreau. Gavel approached Boudreau with the idea of organizing a shark derby for Yarmouth. Having been in derbies in other ports, they both thought it was a good idea and the experience gave them an advantage and the know-how to organize and execute a derby that ...