LFA 33-34 Dumping Day Delayed
Nor’easters are not a fishermen’s friend, especially on dumping day of the lobster fishery.
One was predicted to visit the weekend leading up to Nov.28, the day when over 1,600 lobstermen from Eastern Passage, Halifax County, to Digby, Nova Scotia, were due to set over half a million lobster pots to usher the beginning of the winter season in LFA 33-34.
The storm veered more to the north than predicted and most of the key lobster sites in the areas were spared near hurricane-force ...
Record-Breaking Attendance at Fifth Anniversary Edition of Commercial Marine Event
The fifth edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show took place this past Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Held biennially, the 2016 edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event featured more than 100 exhibitors with boats, engines, electronics, supplies, safety gear, fish processing equipment and services for commercial fishermen and other workboats.
“This was definitely the strongest event in the history ...
Removal of Former Placentia Lift Bridge to Temporarily Increase Tidal Flow Activity
The Department of Transportation and Works advises mariners that a temporary infill of a portion of the channel is taking place at Placentia to facilitate removal of the former lift bridge.
As a result, mariners navigating through the gut will experience an increase in tidal flow. All fill materials placed in the channel will be removed upon the completion of the demolition work.
Demolition of the former bridge will require lifting and construction activity above the channel. To avoid ...
Commercial Marine Event Celebrates 5th Anniversary at Mile One Centre This Week
This coming Friday and Saturday, November 18th & 19th, will mark the return of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show to the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NL.
This all-encompassing commercial marine event features boats, marine services and equipment, supplies services and safety gear for commercial fishermen and other workboats.
This year, the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show is celebrating its 5th anniversary edition. As part of the event, deserving individuals will ...
MV Legionnaire Arrives in St. John’s
The new Bell Island ferry has finally made landfall in Newfoundland.
The 80.9-metre MV Legionnaire recently docked in St. John’s harbour and is the second of the two Ro-Pax ferries built by Damen Shipyards Group for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The launch and naming ceremony of the vessel was held at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, in July 2015. The first of the two vessels, MV Veteran, was launched in April 2015.
MV Legionnaire is named in honour of the Newfoundlan...
Foreign Investors Illegally Buying Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Licences, Claims CIFHF
Foreign investors are brazenly and illegally buying up Nova Scotia’s iconic lobster fishery according to the country’s national fishermen’s organization.
The Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation (CIFHF), which represents fishermen who own and operate their own boats, says foreign interests could soon control Canada’s booming inshore fisheries if nothing is done to stop the problem.
“The government is moving too slowly to deal with this problem. We need urgent ...
New Sessions Added to Public Consultations on Recreational Groundfish (Cod) Fishery
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is seeking public input on the implementation of a new licensing and tags regime for the 2017 recreational groundfish (cod) fishery.
Two additional consultation sessions have been added to allow the public further opportunity to comment on proposed regulatory changes and associated management measures. See full list below.
NEW Thursday, November 17, Carbonear, Fong’s Motel, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m
NEW Monday, November 21, Marystown, Marystown Hotel, ...
Minister Announces Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan in Eastern Canada
Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has announced the details of a $1.5-billion national Oceans Protection Plan.
The Plan improves marine safety and responsible shipping, protects Canada's marine environment, and creates stronger partnerships with Indigenous and coastal communities. The plan meets or exceeds international standards and is supported by commitments to Indigenous co-management, environmental protections, and science-based standards....
FISH-NL Kicks Off First Leg of Provincial Membership Tour
Today the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) announced the first leg of a provincial membership tour, with stops in Labrador, Northern Peninsula and western areas of the province.
“We have 15 formal meetings scheduled with fish harvesters from Port Hope Simpson, Labrador to Burgeo, Newfoundland, but we’ll be looking to meet fish harvesters wherever they gather — on the wharves or stages, in their kitchens and community halls,” says Ryan ...
Advancing Ocean Exploration and Discovery
Historic Investment Creates Ocean Frontier Institute
Memorial is celebrating a milestone that will see researchers and graduate students from multiple disciplines undertake some of the world’s most ambitious research aimed at unlocking the secrets of the North Atlantic.
The federal government announced nearly $100 million in funding on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), an historic partnership between Dalhousie University, Memorial University of ...