month : 09/2015 32 results

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 ...