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It Must Have Been Really Quick

Bob Stacey was known as a hard-working fisherman. With little interest in anything else except hunting, the young fishing skipper from St. Lawrence, on the southern tip of Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula, worked tirelessly in his chosen profession. If he wasn’t at sea, he was working on his boat and fishing gear. Bob was a St. Lawrence oddity in some respects. St. Lawrence bills itself as the Soccer Capital of Canada and it has good reason to make that claim. Its team, St. Lawrence ...

GIDC Recommends Substantial Increase in Northern Cod Catches

Above: David Greening Photo The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently reported that the iconic Northern cod stock off eastern Newfoundland appears to be in better shape than initially thought. As a result, the Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (GIDC) recently recommended a substantial catch increase as part of its 2019 proposal to DFO regarding management of the 2J3KL cod stewardship fishery. The Groundfish Advisory Meeting was held on April ...

Success Stories from the North

Torngat Fish Producers Co-op and Labrador Shrimp Company Featured at University Symposium Above: Panel members Ray Andrews, Gilbert Linstead, Nicole Helwig and Ron Johnson. It may surprise some to learn that one of the most modern fisheries in Atlantic Canada is carried out in Labrador. It may surprise even more to know that one of the two dominant companies is a cooperative (co-op) and the other, a much larger company, is owned by local fishermen and managed with strong social ...

MI Continues Support for Aquaculture in Coast of Bays

As the two-year pilot initiative wraps up at the Coast of Bays — Regional Aquaculture Centre, the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) will continue to move forward in engaging with aquaculture stakeholders in the region. MI’s engagement will be through its Community Based Education Delivery (CBED) unit, Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) and Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR). The pilot project, which was funded by the provincial and federal governmen...

Cleaning the Oceans: One Tire at a Time

Newfoundland commercial diver Shawn Bath has taken on a very daunting challenge. The Twillingate native is the founder of the Clean Harbours Initiative, a not-for-profit organization aimed at cleaning up the harbours in and around Newfoundland. After diving commercially for 21 years, he noticed the increasing amount of garbage, intentionally or otherwise, littering the bottoms of the harbours and decided to do something about it. The goal of the Clean Harbours Initiative is to remove ...