month : 02/2016 38 results

TSB Deploying Team to Investigate Sinking of Don Cadegan

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) announced today it is deploying a team of investigators to Pubnico, Nova Scotia, to assess an occurrence involving the fishing vessel Don Cadegan which ran aground and subsequently sank on February 15. The TSB said the three-person crew was picked up by another fishing vessel and are all safe. The vessel ran aground near Murder Island, one of the islands in the Tusket Islands chain. A Transportation Safety Board spokesperson said the ...

2016 Personal Use Seal License Information Session

DFO advises that there will be a seal information session for new applicants requesting personal use seal licenses in Foxtrap on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7 p.m. Persons obtaining a new personal use seal license must have: Proof of age (18 or older), A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate, Proof they have attended a seal information session. As with any sealing activity, personal use seal license holders must follow the Marine Mammal ...

New Brunswick Introduces Seafood Industry Improvement Fund Act

On Feb. 11, the New Brunswick government tabled legislation to establish a special fund to support the fish and seafood sectors. The Seafood Industry Improvement Fund Act was created in response to recommendations of the Maritime Lobster Panel and the Canadian Lobster Value Recovery Summit, which supported the establishment of a levy or “check-off contribution” by industry to finance generic lobster promotion and market intelligence for the Maritime lobster sectors. “In Moving New ...

Salmon Poaching Incidents Lead to Significant Fines

Investigations by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers in the central region of Newfoundland have resulted in two recent convictions related to illegal salmon fishing. On January 18 at Provincial Court in Gander, Anthony Melendy of Lumsden was fined $2,500 for illegal possession of Atlantic salmon caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act, and $500 for obstructing a peace officer. Thirteen salmon were forfeited to the Crown and Melendy was also prohibited from being on or near inland ...

2016 Personal Use Seal Licence Information Session

DFO advises that there will be Seal Information Session for new applicants requesting Personal Use Seal licences at the following location: Wednesday, February 10th at St. Christopher’s Hotel, 146 Caribou Rd, Channel-Port aux Basques, NL. Session will commence at 7 p.m. Persons obtaining a new Personal Use Seal Licence must have: Proof of age (18 years of age or older) A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate Proof they have attended a Seal Information Session As with ...

Milestone Edition for Newfoundland Commercial Marine Event

The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show returns to the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this fall. Taking place November 18-19, 2016, the show will be celebrating a special anniversary: its 5th edition. Presented by The Navigator and produced by Master Promotions, the show caters to all those who work on or around the water and features boats, marine services and equipment, as well as supplies, services, and safety gear for commercial fishermen and other workboats. ...

Update on Fogo Island – Change Islands Ferry Service

The Department of Transportation and Works advises that the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor began providing passenger and vehicle service to travellers to Fogo Island and Change Islands at approximately 7 a.m. today (Wednesday, February 3), while repairs to the MV Veteran are ongoing. The MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor will operate on the winter schedule and will remain operational until the MV Veteran returns from St. John’s where repairs will be made. A timeline for the MV Veteran’s return to service ...

Our Cultural Values are Being Eroded

We Newfoundland fish harvesters are good people, fiercely independent, modest and hospitable. Our fishing and sealing industries mean a lot to us. We never looked to government or wanted the Canadian government to be a big brother to us — Mother Nature was our enforcer until the Department of Fisheries came along with their heavy hand that sent our culture in a downward spin. DFO gave permits to offshore draggers, foreign and domestic, to reap the spawning grounds in winter while the ...

On the Waterfront — February 2016

Vessel Fire Contained at Harbour Grace Wharf The vice-president of Quinlan Brothers, Robin Quinlan, said the 82-foot Abigail Grace will be ready for fishing in the spring, despite a fire on the vessel docked in Harbour Grace on January 6, CBC reported. He said the engine room was not damaged and the hull is intact on the company’s fishing vessel. Firefighters in Harbour Grace were called to the Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises wharf where the vessel was moored around 5 a.m. The Abigail ...

Complementary Careers: The Best of Two Worlds

Every day, people head out to the bright blue sea to work. Our earth is covered with 326 million trillion gallons of water, with 70 per cent of it ocean. This could be the largest workplace in the world and while there is a vast array of jobs on the sea, it doesn’t mean you have to pick just one. “We’re always looking for good people,” says Wade Spurrell, Assistant Commissioner for the Canadian Coast Guard in the Atlantic Region, “We do actually hire people right off the street ...