month : 12/2016 34 results

Positive Results from N.S. Herring Fishery

The herring purse seine fishery based off Yarmouth and Pubnico, Nova Scotia ended Oct. 1 and has been labelled as a decent season. This fishery has run the gamut of mega-TACs (total allowable catch) in the 1970s-1980s when fish meal and oil plants were in full swing, to the roe fishery which severely put a dent in the biomass as half the harvested herring were unceremoniously dumped back at sea due to the lack of markets. The fishery literally collapsed and went from a sector which saw ...

On the Waterfront — December 2016

EU Decides to Forgo Lobster Ban The European Union has decided that lobster from Canada and the United States are not an invasive species after all, averting a ban on the live import of the valuable commodity. The EU’s Committee on Invasive Alien Species told Sweden, the member nation that had sought the ban after discovering American lobsters off its coast, that it would not list Homerus Americanus for technical reasons, even though Sweden’s argument had persuaded the forum of EU ...

Twine Loft – December 2016

Passed On: Capt. Raymond Berkshire – Arnold’s Cove, N.L. Mariner Berkshire, 79, formerly of Spencer’s Cove, passed peacefully away at G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital on Friday, October 28, 2016. Widely known and respected, not only in the local area of Placentia Bay, but also provincially and in the Atlantic region. He will be remembered for his warm smile, kind heart and dedication to his family and to those he so dutifully served in his work. More than 40 years ago, Captain Ray Berkshire ...

The CETA Soap Opera

What does the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry have in common with the Big Bang theory — the scientific conjecture not the television show? Give up? The answer is Wallonia — yes, that landlocked 16,844-square kilometre patch of land in southern Belgium that up until recently, few on this side of the Atlantic had even heard of. Georges Lemaître of the Université Catholique de Louvain, who is credited with proposing the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe in 1927, appare...