day : 01/11/2018 15 results

Massive Canadian Buying of Lobster Keeps Prices Steady in Maine

When the China lobster tariffs of 25 per cent went into effect on July 6, many feared an immediate reaction in Maine leading to lower prices. That has not happened. During the first six months of this year, lobster exports to China from Maine were booming. Many feared that the sudden cutoff of these exports would crash the market. During the January to July period, Maine shipped three-million pounds of live lobster to China in 2016, 5.6-million in 2017 and nearly 12-million in 2018. To ...

FISH-NL Reacts to Labour Board Decision Dismissing its Application for Certification

After 500-plus years of fishing history, the Newfoundland and Labrador government — through its Labour Relations Board — has finally defined an inshore fisherman. The definition doesn’t involve trips to sea nor fish landed. From the Board’s perspective, that’s irrelevant. The definition also doesn’t factor in whether a person lives in Newfoundland or Labrador, has a full-time job outside the fishery, or has ever stepped aboard a boat. To be considered a fisherman/woman in ...

On the Waterfront – November 2018

Tuna Fishing Accident Claims Life of N.S. Fisherman The 68-year-old captain of a tuna charter fishing boat died October 6 after going overboard. Stevie MacInnis of Arisaig, N.S., went into the water near Murphys Pond. His body was later recovered and brought to Port Hood. MacInnis ran a tuna chartering company called MacInnis Bluefin Tuna Charters with his vessel the Carrie Anne. Community members say MacInnis was the longest-serving fisherman from the 23 boats that fish out of ...

Twine Loft – November 2018

Passed On: Michael MacInnis – Arisaig, N.S. Fisherman MacInnis, 68, passed away tragically on October 6 as a result of a tragic fishing accident. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Gillis and Catherine (MacDonald) MacInnis. For more than 50 years, Stevie was a commercial fisherman on the waters of Nova Scotia. He was very generous with his time in helping others learn the industry and did his best to make sure they were safe and successful. He was the owner and operator of MacInnis ...

Wilkinson’s Marching Orders

It has now been nearly three months since Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. By now, Minister Wilkinson’s handlers have been working overtime getting him up to speed on the numerous contentious and ever-changing files in this closely watched and oftentimes controversial department. Just ask his predecessor. It would be an understatement to say that numerous decisions by New Brunswick native ...