month : 11/2015 33 results

Mariners Advised of Closure of Placentia Lift Bridge

To facilitate the ongoing construction of the new Placentia lift bridge, the Department of Transportation and Works advises of the closure of the current bridge to marine traffic for the period from 7:00 a.m., Monday, November 16 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 11. The closure is necessary as the positioning of construction equipment in the channel immediately adjacent to the existing bridge will obstruct and prevent navigation by all vessels, including small vessels, which would not typica...

Labrador Straits Ferry Users Advised of Alternate Service Delivery, January 5 – January 22

The Department of Transportation and Works advises Labrador ferry users of an alternate ferry schedule and temporary air service for a two and a half week period from January 5 to January 22. The alternate schedule is necessary to allow for annual maintenance of the MV Apollo prior to the ice season and while a contracted relief vessel undergoes repairs. From January 5 to January 22, the MV Astron will provide service between Blanc Sablon and St. Barbe for vehicle traffic and a maximum of ...

Malpeque Mussels

Prince Edward Island’s Malpeque Harbour was a bustle of activity in late September as crews were busy harvesting the Island’s famous blue mussels.

A Wooden Boat Weekend

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador held its annual Wooden Boat Conference in Harbour Grace on September 11-12, 2015. This year there were several exciting events, including a new heritage skills challenge, which involved participants knitting a net, tying a whiff, hauling a lobster pot, sculling a punt and rowing a punt. Other events included lectures and boat building demonstrations. The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is located in Winterton, N.L.

Seafood Industry Reacts Positively to Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the tentative Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the largest-ever deal of its kind. Twelve nations, including Canada, recently signed on to a deal that would ease trade barriers covering about 40 per cent of the world’s economy. The proposed agreement reduces or eliminates barriers in a wide range of sectors and could lead to more Canadian exports — notably seafood products. It also entrenches new international trade standards in Asia, setting a ...

Creating Value Key to Success in Global Seafood Business: CEO — Clearwater Seafoods Focused on Growth

With world population growth and a trend toward healthier diets, the global demand for seafood has jumped way past the available supply from both wild and farmed finfish and shellfish species. For innovative seafood companies this means favourable market dynamics and opportunities for growth. Ian Smith, Clearwater Seafood’s chief executive officer, said his company is doing well because of its ability to create value in its wild-caught seafood products and customer service. Ensuring the ...

Incentives and Barriers to Change in the Fishery

A recurring theme in this column is the need for change in Atlantic Canada’s capture fishery. That is because the need for change is something we deal with continually at the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI). We are involved in either initiating change or facilitating change initiated by others, to solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Almost everybody in the industry understands change is desperately needed. Practically everybody is dissatisfied with the way ...

Brothers to the Rescue — Part II

On Monday morning, November 18, 2013, Graham Hancock and his friend Tom Fillier left Conche on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula in a 19-foot fibreglass speedboat to travel to their homeport in Bide Arm. There was nasty weather forecasted for later that day but Bide Arm was only an hour’s steam so the two men decided to hunt a few turrs along the way because they had plenty of time to get home ahead of the storm. Their plan would have worked perfectly except the engine’s gearbox developed ...

Staying the Corporate Philosophy Course

Adlai Cunningham is a tall, fit man who is a self-confessed sports nut. He is also modest and appears a little uncomfortable talking about himself, even though he is an accomplished man, both in his professional and personal lives. Adlai is CEO and co-owner, with his brother Fenton, of Sea Star Seafoods in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia. Sea Star is a little different than most Nova Scotia fish companies — they don’t process lobster as do the vast majority of fish operations in the ...