Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) should be made a separate statutory agency, reporting to the Minister of Transport.
This was one of the major recommendations in a report by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled When Every Minute Counts.
The Committee undertook its study on maritime search and rescue (SAR) because gaps had been identified over the past decade regarding coverage, capacity, prevention and governance.
Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers ...
Nova Scotia Lobster Exports Expected to Top the Charts Again
Nova Scotia lobster exports shipped from Halifax Stanfield International Airport are expected to be record setting again over the holiday season as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia got underway.
“We anticipate another busy holiday season for lobster shipments from Halifax Stanfield that will continue through to the Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019),” said Nicole Scaplen marketing and communications manager for the airport.
“Outside of our regularly scheduled cargo ...
Sonya Walsh didn’t hear her husband Keith get up on Tuesday morning, September 6, 2016.
Neither did she hear the alarm clock that always woke Keith. She didn’t hear her husband and their son Keith Jr., age 18, having breakfast and chatting before they left the house at approximately 5 a.m. to go fishing.
Ordinarily, 36-year old Sonya would have merely dismissed her deep sleep that morning as nothing more than extreme tiredness, but events later that day makes her wonder about some ...
ICCAT Reports Stable Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks
An agreement in principle on amendments to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Convention and establishing a multi-annual management plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean were among the 12 recommendations and resolutions adopted at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 19 in Croatia.
“The Government of Canada is very pleased that an agreement in principle has been reached on amendments to the convention, which include ...
South Coast Mayors Learn About Aquaculture Operations in British Columbia
Mayors and community leaders from the south coast and central Newfoundland travelled to British Columbia in October to learn about the economic impact of aquaculture on Canada’s west coast.
Jamie Gaskill, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Atlantic Canada, extended the invitation during a spring meeting in the province with local mayors and community leaders. Earlier this year, the Norwegian aquaculture giant acquired New Brunswick-based Northern Harvest, including its farming licences in ...