Fishermen Ask Federal Candidates Where They Stand on the Fishery
One of Canada’s fishermen’s organizations wants candidates in all coastal ridings to say where they stand when it comes to fishing communities and who should control commercial fishing licences.
In a survey, distributed yesterday, the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation asked candidates in Quebec and Atlantic Canada if they are prepared to put fishery regulations rules into place that restrict the control of fishing licences in Atlantic Canada and Quebec to owner-operato...
Crew of Atlantic Charger Safe After Vessel Takes on Water Near Frobisher Bay
The well-known Newfoundland-based fishing vessel Atlantic Charger ran into trouble Monday and started taking on water off Resolution Island, near Frobisher Bay.
The crew of nine abandoned ship and took to a life raft and were later picked up by the Danish ship FV Paamiut, the Canadian military's Joint Task Force Atlantic reported.
Resolution Island lies at the mouth of Frobisher Bay, about 300 kilometres southeast of Iqaluit. Initial reports from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre put ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display are released back into the ocean.
Photos by Danielle Hoddinott and Jennifer Oake.
Men of Steel: New Merchant Marine Exhibition at Railway Coastal Museum
The Railway Coastal Museum, located in St. John’s, N.L., recently opened a new exhibit titled The Deep Sea Schooners and Newfoundland’s Merchant Sailors. This exhibit was a joint-project between the museum and the Newfoundland Association of CN Pensioners, with the research done by the museum’s collections manager, Annette Hurley.
Photos by Jennifer Oake.
Fishing Vessel Catches Fire and Sinks at Cook’s Harbour Wharf
On September 18, 2015 at approximately 7 p.m., St. Anthony RCMP was dispatched to a complaint of a vessel fire at the Cook’s Harbour, N.L. Wharf.
The Cook’s Harbour Fire Department and St. Anthony Fire Department were already on scene when police arrived. The 65-foot Fishing Vessel Sylvialyn II, had caught fire while docked at the wharf at approximately 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.
The vessel was vacant at the time of the fire. Both Fire Departments continued efforts to extinguish the ...
UPDATED: Placentia Gut Closed to Mariners
Mariners are advised that work is ongoing in Placentia Gut related to the Placentia Bridge, and access to the channel underneath the bridge will be unavailable tomorrow (Tuesday, September 15).
A barge will be performing work in Placentia Gut beginning at approximately 4:00 a.m. continuing to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. Mariners will be unable to pass through the channel at that time, and are asked to use extreme caution elsewhere in the vicinity of the bridge.
P.E.I. Halibut Fishery Opened Sept. 9
The Prince Edward Island September halibut season opened, September 9 at 6 a.m.
It will remain open today (Sept. 10) and then, due to the pending weather forecast, will not reopen again until Monday Sept. 14 and Tuesday Sept. 15.
Atlantic halibut fishers must ensure that while verifying catch weights during landings, their total weight is accurate.
As the 2015, Atlantic halibut P.E.I. fleet license condition seasonal catch limit is stated in round weight, a conversion factor of 1.14 is ...
P.E.I. Renews Funding For Shellfish Enhancement Program
Renewed funding for the Shellfish Enhancement Program emphasizes government’s commitment to growing our Island’s primary industries, says Prince Edward Island Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac.
“Prince Edward Island is recognized around the world for our high quality food products including our Island oysters,” McIssac said.
“It is important that we continue to support our industries to ensure the sustainability of our resource and help meet the growing demand ...
N.L. Government Invests $358,000 in Sea Lice Removal Project
Researchers will use a $358,000 investment from the Newfoundland and Labrador government to support the growth of the provincial salmon aquaculture industry.
Through the research project, alternative methods for sea lice removal at Atlantic Salmon aquaculture sites using cleaner fish, specifically cunners (conners) and lumpfish, which are native to the province’s coastal waters will be evaluated.
The total project value is $991,000, which includes a $258,000 contribution from the ...
Quinlan’s Shell By-Product Project Enters Environmental Review Stage
The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation announced today that Quinlan Brothers Limited has registered a project under Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
Quinlan Brothers Limited is proposing the development of a shell by-product drying facility in an effort to deal with the vast quantities of shell waste generated from their primary shellfish processing activities in Bay de Verde.
Currently, the shell is landfilled at a site ...