month : 04/2018 22 results

Twine Loft – April 2018

Passed On: Roger Stoddard – Sydney, N.S. Fisherman Stoddard, 64, tragically passed away on February 9. On February 6, the Fisherman’s Provider II ran aground just off the coast of Canso. Roger made the decision to stay aboard the ship when his crew departed and he was reported missing shortly after. Roger spent his entire life working and fishing on the sea and he was truly happiest out on the water. The sea was in his blood. Passed On: Bernard Smith – Yarmouth, N.S. Fisherma...

Will the Fisheries Act Amendments Clear or Muddy the Legal Waters?

“Stephen Harper’s changes to the Fisheries Act and his elimination of the Navigable Waters Protection Act, have weakened environmental protections. We will review these changes, restore lost protections, and incorporate more modern safeguards.” This quote is from the federal Liberals 2015 election campaign mandate. On February 6 of this year, the now governing Liberals attempted to live up to a portion of that campaign promise with announced amendments to the Fisheries Act. Fisher...