Marine Institute’s Marine Base Construction Underway
Construction work on the next phase of the Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Holyrood Marine Base has begun.
RJG Construction, which was awarded the tender in November 2015, is preparing the site for the delivery of rock and timbers for the marginal wharf. Construction of the wharf is scheduled to begin in late March.
The institute will build a wharf and breakwater on the north side of the base in common with the berths and harbour on the south. The enclosed area will provide ...
Updated: Newfoundland-Based Vessel Taking on Water Near Iqaluit
The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Halifax is reporting that a 220-foot Newfoundland-based fishing vessel is taking on water in the Davis Strait.
The vessel, which has not officially been named yet by the JRCC, is reported to be from St. Anthony and has a crew of 30 onboard. However, CBC has reported that the vessel is the Saputi and is currently en route to Nuuk, Greenland, after tearing a hole in its hull.
It started taking on water Sunday after running into ice about 270 ...
FFAW Calls for Immediate Halt to Northern Shrimp Fishery in Area 6
The Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) is calling for an immediate halt to all northern shrimp fishing activity in Shrimp Fishing Area 6 (SFA6), which is located adjacent to the northeast coast of Newfoundland and the southeast coast of Labrador.
The call for a halt is in response to reports that the fishable biomass for SFA6 has declined sharply over the past year. “If the reports we have received are accurate, then we are facing a very difficult situation in the northern shrimp ...
Northern Lights 2016
The Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) and the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) recently produced another successful Northern Lights, a high-profile business and cultural showcase of Nunavut, Nunavik and Labrador / Nunatsiavut.
Northern Lights 2016 was held at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre) in Ottawa, Ontario, January 27-30, 2016. The four-day event attracted 200 exhibitors and 1,200 delegates.
New this year, in collaboration with ArcticNet, ...