It’s Not Just Pot Luck: Cod Pots a Proven Option for Future Groundfish Fishery, Foundation, Chair Says
It sounds like a relatively simple process — toss a baited cod pot over the side of your boat, steam back later and pull in live cod, land it, get it processed and off to market.
It works with crab and lobster, right?
But for cod, it’s not that simple. Cod simply were never caught that way — at least, not commercially.
A demonstration project on Fogo Island off Newfoundland's northeast coast, however, has proven over the past seven years or so that cod potting is an exciting ...
Work Rewarded: Roger Sark Honoured by Atlantic First Nations Chiefs for Fisheries Work
Roger Sark received a surprising phone call recently.
He was informed that he was to be honoured by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs as the 2015 Fisheries Business Person of the Year.
It's not something he was expecting, but it’s welcome all the same, Sark said.
“I was thrilled,” he said.
“It's always great to be recognized for the work you do amongst your peers in the industry. I was quite happy.”
“It was a learning process for me, every step ...
You Can’t Fix It
La Scie, Newfoundland native Corey Starkes is a changed man since the accident in 2009.
As captain of his dad’s 65-foot fishing vessel, Seafaring Legend, Corey was enjoying a good life. But in the early morning hours of October 24, everything changed and as much as he wishes, he can’t change it back to the way it was before that day.
A week earlier, Corey, along with crewmen Scott Drover and Chad Sheppard, had steamed from La Scie, across Notre Dame Bay, to Twillingate to pick up ice ...
Adapting to Change
The capture fishery in Atlantic Canada is currently in the early stages of radical change, mostly caused by forces outside our control.
Those forces include resources, markets, competition, currency exchange rates, labour force demographics, technology, and energy costs. In addition, non-governmental environmental groups (NGOs) continue to increase demands related to sustainability of fish catches and traceability of products, to ensure sustainability requirements are not circumvented.
Eyes on South Coast Cod: Latest Assessment Raises Concerns About 3Ps Stock
There is a disturbing trend in the health of the cod stocks off Newfoundland’s south coast.
Despite low levels of fishing in recent years, the stock in fishing zone 3Ps has not been as healthy or progressing as well as fisheries scientists would like to see.
While not in any immediate danger of collapse, the mortality rate has been gradually increasing over the past number of years and the latest Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) stock status assessment — released in February ...
Fish Canada Workboat Canada Success: Best Edition in Over a Decade for Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event
The 2016 edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada took the Moncton Coliseum by storm January 22 and 23.
By all accounts, this 17th edition of the show exceeded previous editions in terms of size, sales and overall attendance.
The largest commercial marine tradeshow in the country, Fish Canada Workboat Canada 2016 welcomed 5,532 visitors, a 20 per cent increase over the last edition in 2014.
“I’m so pleased with the show’s success,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager.
“This was ...
Newfoundland and Labrador Needs to Get Back to Basics
I haven’t written much about the fishery lately because not many people seemed concerned about it or making their voices known and the previous government had the fishing industry on the back burner.
I recently read an article in The Telegram by Father Brophy about the proposed sale of Quinsea to a company in Denmark, Royal Greenland and listened to Gus Etchegary, Dr. Phil Earle, Leo Seamour, John Gillette and David Boyd. I thought to myself, we have a change of government in Ottawa and a ...
New Sustainable Northern Fisheries Course Offered at Marine Institute
A new course being offered under the Marine Institute’s (MI) Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) (MMS(FRM)) program will help students better understand fisheries in northern waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Current Issues in Sustainable Fisheries — Sustainable Northern Fisheries (MSTM 6009) is a 13-week elective which will feature lectures from local and international experts and will allow students to explore northern oceanography, fisheries ...
The Forgotten Fishery: Hook and Line on South West Coast of Newfoundland
This past November I visited Codroy Seafoods Inc. who were processing hook and line codfish caught by day boat fishers in area 3PN-4R.
Inshore fishers were using traditional baited trawls with mackerel and herring. The majority of the fishers were also employing proper handling techniques, which included a bleeding step, gutting and slush icing.
The latter short-term storage quickly chilled the fish, provided additional washing and reduced pressure because of the buoyancy offered by slush ...