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Fish, Fun, Folk and Helly Hansen in Twillingate

It’s hard to believe that what may appear to be just an ordinary t-shirt at first glance can be a thing of extraordinary construction complexity. But that’s exactly what Damien Etchaubard and David Finlayson from Helly Hansen explained to several Canadian journalists, including yours truly, in Twillingate, Newfoundland on July 24 and 25. It was part of a two-day event, sponsored by Helly Hansen, attended by four journalists — one each from Newfoundland, Quebec, Manitoba and British ...

On the Waterfront – September 2015

Bill and Stanley Oyster Company Increasing Production Bill and Stanley Oyster Co. Ltd. will be better equipped to meet the ever-growing domestic and international demand for Prince Edward Island oysters, thanks to support from the federal government. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will be providing $701,932 in repayable assistance for two projects for Bill and Stanley Oyster Co. Ltd. These projects will help the company purchase new oyster grading and aquaculture equipment to ...

Scots Bay Herring Surveys Show Promise

The South West Nova herring fishery was once a major industry in the Yarmouth region — it kept five, 1,500-tonne-a-day reduction plants in the area operating, as well as stocked a number of factory freezer trawlers from the defunct U.S.S.R., which paid a regular call each summer to the area. At that time, during the 1970s, there were 49 herring purse seiners taking part in the fishery — some of them from as far away as British Columbia. The west coasters were here because their ...

CASD — Ready for Fisheries Future

The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) is a comprehensive industrial response unit located within the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. With more than 15 research and technical personnel and state-of-the-art research facilities, the CASD provides a suite of technical expertise for addressing industry needs and is conducting a number of research and development efforts to enhance the future growth and diversi...

A Nasty Labrador Sea – Part III

Last month we told you about Wade Earle and his fishing partner and nephew, Leslie Dumaresque who were thrown overboard when their speedboat was struck by a huge wave about 20 miles north of Red Bay, Labrador. Wade surfaced in the shallow water, but the only thing he could see was the overturned boat —there was no sign of his fishing partner and friend. Intuitively, he started wading through the foaming water toward the small boat located about 250 feet away. After feeling strangely ...

Twine Loft – September 2015

Passed On: Janet Gardiner — St. John’s, N.L. Business Leader Gardiner was born in St. John’s in 1933 and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. She became this province’s first female chartered accountant in 1956. Throughout her career she received numerous accolades and commendations, including being made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in 1991 and receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 1998 as well as the J. D. Eaton Award for Service in 2008 from ...

Cod: An Eerily Ironic Situation

Overall, 2015, at least for now, is turning out to be a profitable year for the majority of harvesters in Atlantic Canada. Catch rates for lobster, snow crab and shrimp have been good or even great, some are reporting and more importantly, the prices fishermen have been receiving for their catches have been better than recent years. But any seasoned fishermen will tell you they take nothing for granted in this line of work and have any number of personal experiences they can list off ...

Saltwater in the Veins – The Coast Guard: A Family of Families

When your family has worked on the sea for generations and people remark that seawater runs through your veins, where else would you end up but in the Canadian Coast Guard? “My father spent most of his life on the water,” says Captain Windross Banton, 51 years old. He is the Commanding Officer of CCGS Terry Fox, a heavy icebreaker and will celebrate 30 years with the Coast Guard next year. “I don’t know how far back it goes past my grandfather, but the assumption is working on the ...