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The Shark Whisperers – Part II

It’s another day at work. You attach your six to seven-metre office to the back of a truck, haul it out to a wharf and launch it into the water. You’re open for business and looking for clients. Meet Chris Holloway, Trevor Maddigan, Ana Storch and Brad Vaters, research technicians for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) with the Marine Fish Species At Risk team. They’re looking for a face-to-face with one of the oldest groups of fish in the world; the sharks that swim the waters ...

The Twine Loft – August 2017

Passed On: Clifford Aucoin – Cheticamp, N.S. Fisherman Aucoin, 80, passed away June 20 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Grand Etang, Inverness County, to the late Denis and Minnie (LeFort) Aucoin, he served 28 years with the RCAF in air traffic control. For 25 years he was President of the Northern Cape Breton Fishing Vessel Association and was also consultant for the Cheticamp Monitoring Association for 15 years. Passed On: Willie Boudreau – Petit Etang, N.S. ...

The Tragedy of the Miss Ally – Part III

The fishing vessel Miss Ally out of Wood’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, had fished halibut more than 100 miles offshore for four days before heading for port on February 17, 2013. Captain Katlin Nickerson and his four crewmembers were all young men and close friends. The fishing had been fair during their four days at sea, but word of an approaching storm scheduled to slam the area on Sunday evening sent most vessels scurrying for safety by Saturday night or early next morning. The Miss Ally ...

Boat Backlog

Wait for New Fibreglass Fishing Vessels up to Five Years on P.E.I. If you’re a fish harvester on P.E.I. and are just starting to think about investing in a new boat — you might be in for a few delays. A glut of orders for new fishing vessels continues in the province, with no end in sight. If a captain were to walk in to Colleen Avery’s office at Doucette’s Boat Building in Miminegash, P.E.I. today and was willing to put down a deposit, she’d tell them that they could be ...

Shrimp Price Bumped to $1.25/pound

2017 Quota Cuts Still Cast Shadow on Season The Standing Fish Price-Setting Panel sided with harvesters June 21 when it agreed to a proposal from Newfoundland and Labrador shrimp fishermen to increase the minimum price to $1.25/pound, up from the original 2017 price of $.95/pound set in April. The bump amounts to a 31.5 per cent increase and is the minimum price for all shrimp sizes landed this summer, which range from two grams and up. Processors, represented by the Association of ...

World Oceans Day 2017

June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. Each year, an increasing number of countries and organizations mark this day as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help to protect it. Thousands of leading aquariums, governments, conservation organizations, schools and individuals around the world ...

Taking Stock: The Past, Present and Future of the Fishery

On June 29, WWF-Canada hosted Taking Stock: the Past, Present and Future of the Fishery. The special evening was a reflection on the 25th anniversary of the cod moratorium and celebrated efforts to rebuild the fishery in a sustainable manner, building a prosperous future for coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. During the event, which was hosted at The Rooms, a new exhibit showcasing the history and culture of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador was unveiled. Photos by ...

Initial Offering of the Aquaculture Management Program a Huge Success

By Keith Rideout and Craig Parsons During the winter of 2017 and in partnership with the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Community Based Education Delivery (CBED) unit delivered the inaugural offering of the Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management (CAM) program. The CAM program grew out of the success of the Technical Certificate in Aquaculture (TCA) that was offered to ...

Uncertainty Surfaces Surrounding Future Lobster Stocks

Record-setting lobster landings have been the catalyst of late driving the fishery in the northeastern Atlantic. Catches on both sides of the border have sustained an almost uninterrupted surge in abundance for more than a decade. By 2015, U.S. and Canadian harvests had nearly doubled — adding up to a combined volume of 157,000 metric tonnes (346 million pounds) with a value of (U.S.) $1.48 billion. In eastern Canada, lobster landings have increased from just over 54,000 metric tonnes ...