Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event Marks Best Edition in Show History
The books closed Saturday on the 2018 edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada, which ran January 26-27 at the Moncton Coliseum.
This year’s show welcomed a record 6,659 visitors from throughout Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Maine. With hundreds of exhibitors and expanded floor space, by all counts, this was the biggest event in the show’s history.
“This year marks a huge success for Fish Canada Workboat Canada,” said Shawn Murphy, Show Manager.
“Our 2016 event was the largest in ...
DFO Announces New Protections for Whales
Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced new fishery management measures for gear configuration for the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery that will reduce risks to these whales and help ensure their survival.
These new fishery measures take into account feedback that was shared at the Ministerial Roundtable on North Atlantic Right Whales hosted by Minister LeBlanc in Moncton, New Brunswick on November 9, 2017.
The meeting ...
Navigator Publishing Acquires Atlantic Boating and Atlantic Fisherman
The TriNav Group of Companies, parent company of Navigator Publishing, today announced the acquisition of the publishing titles Atlantic Boating Magazine and Atlantic Fisherman from Advocate Media Incorporated.
The TriNav Group of Companies, the owners of Navigator Publishing, publisher of the well-known Navigator Magazine, TriNav Marine Brokerage, the largest marine-related broker in Eastern Canada, Halifax, N.S.-based Ocean Yacht Sales and Fairhaven Massachusetts-based Athearn Marine ...
CCG Seeking Proposals for Manolis L Oil Removal
Today, the federal government announced that in the coming months, the Canadian Coast Guard will be seeking proposals from qualified marine salvage companies for bulk oil removal from the wreck of the Manolis L.
The freighter sank in January 1985 near Change Islands in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2013, oil pollution was traced to the wreck and ever since then, the Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response team has routinely been on scene to ensure that no significant ...
2017: Twists, Turns and a Little Turmoil
The year 2017 will soon be added to the annals of history.
For the fishery, wouldn’t it be good to look back at the developments of the last 12 months, rub your hands together in a satisfied fashion and state that it was a good year — an unqualified success, so to speak.
But as everyone already knows, the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada is unfortunately never that simple to summarize in a few words. It is an extremely challenging and complex business with as many highs and lows as ...
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium 2017
The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display were released back into the ocean.
Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican
MI Establishes New Regional Aquaculture Centre in Coast of Bays
A new centre has been established to support the rapidly growing aquaculture industry in the Coast of Bays region on Newfoundland’s South Coast.
The Coast of Bays Regional Aquaculture Centre (COB-RAC), a unit of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, is ideally positioned to better meet the training, research, development and technology transfer needs of the expanding aquaculture industry and to address the training needs of the broader maritime industry in the Coast of ...
Beneath the Surface
A professor in the Department of Ocean Science at Memorial University recently unveiled a series of underwater photos from various Newfoundland harbours and the results were quite disturbing.
Corey Morris explained that the purpose of the survey, conducted from 2007 to 2016, was to study the effects of harbour infrastructure on fish and fish habitat. But it was the amount of garbage on the bottom that really stood out, he noted.
The researchers monitored 20 locations over the course of ...
Lobster Landings Solid in LFAs 33 and 34
Above photo: Woods Harbour fisherman Sandy Goreham carries a trap while loading the Theresa and Cole at the Lower Woods Harbour wharf.
Halifax Airport Gears Up for Busy Cargo Season
The lobster season is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia, with solid landings, a strong shore price and firm market conditions during the opening month.
The season opened on November 28 after a one-day weather delay for the close to 1,700 fishing vessels in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34. ...
Southwest Nova Groundfish Fishery Holding Its Own
The Southwestern Nova Scotia groundfish fishery is holding its own, with an overall landed value that has topped more than $50-million in 2015 and 2016, harvested by just over 400 vessels from all sectors of the inshore fleet.
According to preliminary statistics from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in 2016 the total landed value of groundfish species on Georges Bank (5Z) was $22,308,556. Fifty-four vessels participated in the fishery, including 31 from the under-65 mobile ...