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CCFI to Hold Conference on the Future Cod Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation will host a two-day conference in Gander on November 28 and 29 on the future cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Recognized international experts will come together in Gander to present a comprehensive package of information to help prepare industry for the changes in resources off our coasts. With snow crab and shrimp populations dwindling and groundfish stocks growing, the industry has an opportunity to create a vital, value-driven ...

Bycatch Data Collection Key Focus at Lobster Forum

The implementation of a bycatch data collection system for Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33, 34 and 35 by the 2018/19 harvest season was a key focus at the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia Lobster Forum in Yarmouth. Hosted by the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, the Coldwater Lobstermen’s Association and the Scotia Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, more than 100 fishermen from all three LFAs attended the forum, which dealt with ...

Right Whale Mortality Unprecedented

The death of at least 13 critically endangered North American right whales in Canadian waters this summer could have “huge potential for impact” on the fishing industry, fishermen were told during the southwestern Nova Scotia Lobster Fishermen’s Forum in Yarmouth on September 20. A panel discussion at the forum on Marine Mammal Issues brought together Cathy Merriman, DFO species at risk biologist, Tonya Wimmer, director and founder of the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) and Bay ...

Organizers Pleased with Lobster Forum Outcome

Organizers of the second annual SWNS Lobster Forum say they are “extremely pleased with the results of the event this year” which brought together more than 100 fishermen from the region as well as industry, government and academic experts to inform, discuss and plan for the future of the lobster fishery. A co-operative effort by the MFU Local 9, Coldwater Lobster Association, Scotia Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and the Bay of Fundy Fishermen’s Association, the forum covered ...

The Twine Loft – November 2017

Passed On: Wayne Masters – Mooring Cove, N.L. Fisherman Masters, 63, passed away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on September 14, 2017. He was a professional fish harvester and a long-serving member of the FFAW–Unifor. He served on the inshore council and executive board representing fish harvesters on the west and south coast of Newfoundland. He was a strong promoter of training and professionalization within the industry. He was also involved with the Red Harbour community and ...

The Navigator Magazine: Chronicling Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry

As you might have noticed from the cover of this magazine, The Navigator is celebrating 20 years of being the authoritative source of trusted, accurate and reliable information on the fishing and marine industries in Atlantic Canada. Being such an important source of information, not to mention a chronology (See feature on page 54) of the fishing industry, is something The Navigator takes very seriously. Over the last two decades, this magazine has established itself as the go-to read for ...

Union Objects to Draft Shrimp Management Plan

After a dismal 2017 shrimp season that saw harvests slashed for the inshore Newfoundland and Labrador fleet, the FFAW/Unifor has strongly objected to a DFO draft rebuilding plan for Northern shrimp, recently unveiled at a meeting in Montreal. At issue is the rebuilding targets and whether they should remain the same as the historical targets, or be adjusted due to the increased presence of cod. If DFO continues business as usual, shrimp quotas for 2018 are likely to be the same as the ...

N.L. Aquaculture Industry Receives Major Boost

The aquaculture industry is about to enter a period of growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, if the provincial government gets its way. Premier Dwight Ball recently announced the launch of 28 actions that will promote new careers and bright futures through sustainable aquaculture development. Actions to support growth within the aquaculture industry include: Responding to the human resource needs of the industry with tailored labour market supports, immigration attraction, and efforts ...

A Chronology of the Atlantic Canadian Marine Industries

There is a saying that the only constant in life is change itself. Nowhere is this adage more prevalent than in the modern Atlantic Canadian fishery. The last two decades have seen enormous change, upheaval, triumphs, failures and tragedy in this centuries-old industry and The Navigator has been there to cover, interpret and explain these ongoing changes. All one has to do is look at a simple 20-year chronology The Navigator to witness the enormous flux and transitions that have taken ...

Onwards and Upwards Navigator

Looking back over 60 years involvement with the fishery, it is always nice to focus on important milestones, especially the really positive ones. The Navigator is certainly one of those. I remember with fond memories the call from the TriNav trio to help plan a fisheries magazine a couple of years after they formed their company. After its launch and writing many articles over the years, it was a wonderful feeling to see it flourish and grow. My wish is that the magazine continues to ...