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Navigator Magazine | 2016 | November | 01
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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 ...

Wooden Boat Heritage 2016

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador recently hosted a series of successful events in St. John’s and Petty Harbour

Fishermen Must Form United Front if Industry is to Survive

Tidal turbines in migratory and spawning areas, a proposed ban of lobster imports from North America by Europe, oil and gas sites which could wipe out lobster/groundfish/scallop grounds, and mega-wind farms in the most productive lobster fishing grounds on the planet are all problems which must be met head on. The only way for success — as the NORIGS group showed in preventing fossil fuel drilling on the Canadian side of Georges Bank — is for the fishing industry to act as one voice. ...

New Fishermen’s Labour Group Continues to Hammer Away at FFAW

David is continuing to get under the skin of Goliath. The newly-formed Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters or FISH-NL continues to gauge interest in a new union that would represent Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvesters, breaking away from the long-standing Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW). The charge is being lead by former Member of Parliament, Ryan Cleary, and well-known fishermen, Richard Gillett of Twillingate and Jason Sullivan, a harvester and town councillor from ...

Lobster Bait Bag Business is Booming at The Ark

Above photo: From L to R, Kenny Mosher, Randy Romkey, owner of the Proud Canadian, Rose Knockwood (front), Matthew Broome and Heather Falkenham. The Ark/Lunenburg County Association for the Specially Challenged (LCASC) is a community organization dedicated to providing services for persons with special challenges. Established in 1964, the primary focus of the organization is the operation of The Ark, an adult service centre located at 655 King Street, Bridgewater. It is a place of ...

Dreamboat Turned Nightmare — Part III

Jumping from a sinking ship into a bitterly cold ocean just south of the Arctic Circle was the most daunting event in the lives of Captain Byron Oxford and eight crewmembers of the fishing vessel Atlantic Charger. But they had no choice. On September 22, 2015, their vessel was filling with water and listing badly to starboard. Their only hope was to try and get into a rubber life raft and hope the raging seas didn’t kill them. This is Part III of ‘Dreamboat Turned Nightmare.’ Sometime ...

EU Seal Products Ban Unjust, Researcher Says

Unclear in Policy and Legal Context; Became Too Political The ban on the importation of seal products into the European Union (EU) was nothing more than a political play aimed at showing the public the animal-loving credentials of their elected representatives, a Finland university researcher says. Nicholas Sellheim, who holds a Ph.D in Law from the University of Lapland in Finland’s northern city of Rovaniemi and a Masters in polar law, said his research shows that although the EU seal ...

Lobster Forum: An Important Step in the Right Direction

In my more than four score and five years of observing the commercial lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada, one thing has remained constant; the inability of any one organization, association or union of fish harvesters in LFA 34 (South Western Nova Scotia) to have enough glue to hold together for any appreciable amount of time. Groups like the Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Association and the most recent one emerging out of the Barrington-Clark’s Harbour, area, evolved from crisis situations. ...

LFA 25 Harvesters Pleased With 2016 Season

High Prices, Strong Demand and Great Weather Leave Little Room for Complaints Lobster harvesters from Prince Edward Island are reporting a successful fall season in LFA 25. Reports say prices are up as much as 20 per cent over last year — there was excellent weather with few days lost to high winds and though accurate catch data had yet to be tabulated as of the writing of this article, estimates put the overall tonnage on par with last season. “There have definitely been some ...