Twine Loft – August 2016
Passed On: Garnet Dickson – Salmon Beach, N.B. Fisherman
Dickson, 67, passed away accidentally on Thursday June 16, 2016. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Jonathan and Alta (Caie) Dickson. Garnet was a fisherman, farmer and woodsman all of his life.
Passed On: Darren Cole – Big River, N.B. Fisherman
Cole, 45, passed away accidentally in Salmon Beach on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 45. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of Charles Cole of Big River and Betty Ann ...
Is Science Finally Back on DFO’s Menu?
“Do you want to make a contribution to the stewardship of Canada’s three oceans and its aquatic resources?”
While it might not be the most passionate and enthralling call to arms ever uttered around the globe, the majority of stakeholders in Canada’s fishing industry are in agreement that it is about time such a question has been posed to our budding scientific minds.
The aforementioned question is the opening line in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) new recruitment ...
What Will Climate Change Mean for Future Fisheries?
Fish by-products account for a considerable amount of waste in our province, with much of the material simply being dumped in the landfill or ocean or used as fish feed or pet food where possible.
However, through bioprocessing and biorefinery there is an opportunity to generate more beneficial uses for these often discarded parts.
While biorefinery and bioprocessing (ways in which to extract important factors from the by-products) are still new concepts to a very large part of the world, ...
The Collector — Part II
In the July issue of The Navigator, readers were introduced to Garry Smith from Clarenville, Newfoundland.
The tall, 63-year old fisherman has always been passionate about the fishery and the need to treat all marine resources with care and respect. He is also known as a good humanitarian who has always helped those less fortunate, including a personal interest in helping a family of refugees who recently arrived in Newfoundland from Syria.
Garry also has deep regard for Newfoundland ...
Diving for Supper
Above: A fish tub filled with scallops rests on the deck of a charter boat following a recreational dive in Nova Scotia. DFO recently gave a green light to allow a recreational scallop dive off P.E.I.
P.E.I. Launches First Recreational Scallop Fishery
Recreational divers on Prince Edward Island now have another reason to celebrate their hobby —and it’s delicious.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently approved the creation of a recreational scallop fishery, a first for ...
No Second Chance
Skipper Hubert Blanchard and his fishing crew were anxious to go crab fishing on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Crab catches had been improving that week and the weather forecast called for a fair day, so Hubert was up at daybreak getting things ready.
The 67-year old skipper from Gillams, on the north side of the Bay of Islands on Newfoundland’s west coast, normally fished with a two-man crew, but his older brother Bernie (Bernard) asked Hubert if he could join them that day. Bernie, a ...
Lobster Gives the Province’s Fishery Some Crawl Space
A Bright Spot in Dark Days of Crab and Shrimp Stock Decline, Controversy
With predominant fisheries such as snow crab and Northern shrimp soaking up much of the industry’s attention in the province in recent years, the lobster fishery proceeds largely under the radar, though its contribution to many fishermen and rural Newfoundland communities is crucial.
It’s a fishery where most will agree management measures in the past — programs of licence buyout, restructuring, conservation ...
Dorset Fisheries Plant Totally Destroyed by Fire
Another Newfoundland fish plant has been lost to fire.
The Dorset Fisheries plant in Norman's Cove-Long Cove, Trinity Bay burned to the ground Thursday night, totally destroying the facility that was employing about 70 people processing capelin.
CBC is reporting that a transformer near the fish plant caught fire at around 9 p.m. and within minutes spread through the building.
Firefighters from five different communities worked throughout the night but were unable to save the structure, ...