Editor's Notebook, Editorial

PFDs: A Regulatory Disconnect

On September 5, 2015, the fishing vessel Caledonian capsized 20 nautical miles west of Nootka Sound, British Columbia. At the time, the vessel was trawling for hake with four crew members onboard. Following the capsizing, the master and mate...

PFDs: A Regulatory Disconnect PFDs: A Regulatory Disconnect
Twine Loft

The Twine Loft - May 2019

Passed On: Robert Comeau – Meteghan Centre, N.S. machinist

Comeau, 86, passed away on March 3 at home. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Albenie and Marguerite (Melanson) Comeau. He joined the army on August...

The Twine Loft - May 2019 The Twine Loft - May 2019
News, On The Waterfront

On the Waterfront - May 2019

Bayfield Fishing Accident Claims Two Lives

The Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation in Nova Scotia is in mourning after an April 8 fishing accident that claimed two lives from the close-knit community. Ozzy Clair and Niko Clair, both in their late 20s, have...

On the Waterfront - May 2019 On the Waterfront - May 2019
Featured, Safety

Fishermen Appear to be Onboard with New TC Safety Regulations

Transport Canada says there is a stable compliance rate within the fishing industry with the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that came into force on July 13, 2017. “Since the regulations came into effect, there has been 2,270 inspections of small...

Fishermen Appear to be Onboard with New TC Safety Regulations Fishermen Appear to be Onboard with New TC Safety Regulations
Featured, Safety

When You’re in Peril on the High Seas — What Happens Behind the Scenes?

Above: A Canadian Armed Forces CH-149 Cormorant helicopter conducts the rescue of a four-person crew in a 15-metre sailboat about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax on December 18, 2018. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Summerside and Glace Bay were...

When You’re in Peril on the High Seas — What Happens Behind the Scenes? When You’re in Peril on the High Seas — What Happens Behind the Scenes?
Featured

Fishermen Appear to be Onboard with New TC Safety Regulations

Transport Canada says there is a stable compliance rate within the fishing industry with the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that came into force on July 13, 2017. “Since the regulations came ...

When You’re in Peril on the High Seas — What Happens Behind the Scenes?

Above: A Canadian Armed Forces CH-149 Cormorant helicopter conducts the rescue of a four-person crew in a 15-metre sailboat about 240 nautical miles southeast of Halifax on December 18, 2018. Her ...
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PFDs: A Regulatory Disconnect

On September 5, 2015, the fishing vessel Caledonian capsized 20 nautical miles west of Nootka Sound, British Columbia. At the time, the vessel was trawling for hake with four crew members ...

The Twine Loft - May 2019

Passed On: Robert Comeau – Meteghan Centre, N.S. machinist Comeau, 86, passed away on March 3 at home. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Albenie and Marguerite (Melanson) Comeau. He ...
Final Voyages

Third Time Unlucky - Part II

Boat repairs created problems for fishing skipper Kenneth Hickey in 2015. His 45-foot vessel DSL Enterprises needed upgrading, but the work was taking longer than anticipated and by mid-June, Kenneth ...

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