N.L. Minister and Trade Delegation to Promote Provincial Seafood Products in China
Steve Crocker, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods is joining a trade delegation of federal and provincial representatives at the 2016 China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China.
Eleven seafood producers and organizations from the province will also be attending the expo, which is taking place from November 2-4. The expo is one of the largest seafood trade shows in the world.
“Marketing opportunities are vital for our seafood industry as ...
Creating New Competitive Advantages
Last month, I demonstrated that the competitive advantages that have sustained the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada for a long time are no longer advantages for us.
Our once-abundant resources are no longer as abundant as they were, and others we compete with have similar resources in greater abundance. Because of free-trade agreements and globalization of supply chains, we have access to good markets on favourable terms — but others have access to the same markets on similar terms, so ...
Icewater Seafoods Calls for Balance in Newfoundland Cod Allocations, Management
In a statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, which recently held a hearing in St. John’s, Icewater Seafoods called for a more balanced approach to the exploitation of Northern cod stocks.
Icewater is the second largest holder of enterprise (greater than 100-foot vessel) allocations for Northern cod and is the company that received the cod allocations formerly belonging to Fishery Products International.
When that company was split up and sold to ...
On the Waterfront — November 2016
Lobster Boat Goes Down Off New Brunswick
The Summerside-based Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Cap Nord, was dispatched on the evening of October 4 after a New Brunswick fishing vessel reported it was taking on water.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reported that all four crew members onboard the Julie and Jolene were able to get safely aboard the fishing vessel Black Pearl that was in the area at the time.
No one was injured and the four crewmembers were taken ...
P.E.I. Fishing Industry Mourns Loss of Tony Carter
On September 22, Prince Edward Island lost an important and universally respected leader in the province’s fishery.
Tony Carter, a fisherman out of Red Head Harbour in Morell, was just 47 when he died suddenly. Tony was an active volunteer in the fishery for almost 15 years. He was the president of the Eastern Kings Fishermen’s Association (EKFA), a member of the board of directors of the PEI Fishermen’s Association and a long-standing member of both the LFA 24 Lobster Advisory ...
A Life Forging Ahead on Sea and Land
Above photo: The Merasheen Venture is currently fished by the Forseys. It was purchased by Max Forsey as a temporary boat while he searched for a larger vessel. Submitted photo.
Newfoundland Fisherman Maxwell Forsey Passed Away in August, Aged 65
On a wall in Travis Forsey’s shed in Fortune are photos of the fishing vessels his father, Maxwell (Max) Forsey had fished on or had bought over the years while running his fishing enterprise.
There are photos of Max Forsey and his ...
Kevin Wadman: Time for a Change
Kevin Wadman sits in a camp chair next to his motor home in a Pippy Park campground.
The newly retired fish buyer and processor from Arnold’s Cove, Newfoundland, was enjoying a relaxing, sunny afternoon in August, 2016 along with his wife, Sylvia, and their daughter Rhonda. Surrounded by thick forest, it is hard to believe the campground is just a few minutes walk from Confederation Building in St. John’s. It’s been one of Kevin’s favourite camping areas for almost 30 years, largely ...
Corals Chose Me
“Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep... we must not imagine that there is nothing at the bottom of the sea but yellow sand.” wrote Hans Christian Andersen in The Little Mermaid.
With 71 per cent of the earth covered in oceans and less than five per cent of that explored, it’s no surprise that we still imagine, investigate and make new discoveries about what lies deep at the bottom of the sea.
Twine Loft – November 2016
Passed On: Keith Walsh – St. John’s, N.L. Fisherman
Walsh, 18, passed away tragically on Tuesday September 6, 2016. Born in St. John’s on February 9, 1998, he was predeceased by his great-grandmother Gertrude, great-grandfather Harry Watson, great-grandmother Mary, great-grandfather Christopher Walsh (Melva), great-grandmother Elsie and great-grandfather John “Jack” Squires and cousin Tanisha. Sadly missed by loving mother Sonya and father Keith Senior; brother Shane; sisters: ...
Smile, You Are on Camera
Fisheries science has always been a contentious issue in Atlantic Canada.
For years, decades even, the findings and observations of fishermen regarding the state of fish stocks have often conflicted with the data produced by scientific surveys.
Fishermen would report decreases in certain stock numbers, while surveys would report the health of the species was fine and vice versa.
Everyone knows that scientific data on Atlantic fish stocks is far from a perfect science. It is hard to ...