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Pearcey’s Twine Store

Pearcey's Twine Store and Stage has been a fixture on the Battery side of St. John's harbour for generations. Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican

New Bait Options on the Menu?

Blackbelly Rosefish, Asian Carp Given Nod as Alternative Lobster Bait Sources in Maine, Approval Pending in Canada Maine lobster fishermen can now use blackbelly rosefish and Asian carp to bait their traps. Both species were approved as alternative lobster bait sources earlier this summer and the hope is by this fall, approval will also be granted for use in Canada. Cooke Aquaculture USA was given the nod by the Maine Department of Marine Resources to sell whole, blackbelly rosefish as ...

Providing No More – Part II

On February 6, 2018, the fishing vessel Fisherman’s Provider II left port in Canso, Nova Scotia on a five-day halibut fishing trip. After nearly two hours of erratic steaming behavior, including going around in circles just off Canso, the vessel ran hard aground on a well-known shoal. At first, the skipper and three crewmembers had plenty of time to comfortably get off the vessel, but the captain, Roger Stoddard, was apparently not about to leave his vessel under any circumstances. This is ...

Another Deadliest Catch Captain to Headline Splashes of Safety Gala

Above photo: Captain Keith Colburn shared stories of the Bering Sea with Splashes of Safety guests in 2018. This year Deadliest Catch star Captain Casey McManus of the F/V Cornelia Marie will be the guest speaker for the evening. Contributed Photo Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry will be celebrated and recognized at the second annual Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27. Organized by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia ...

Harvesting Plan Announced for 2019 Northern Cod Fishery

Harvesters in eastern Newfoundland are either already on the water or are gearing up for the 2019 Northern cod fishery. This spring, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reported that the spawning stock biomass (SSB) for 2J3KL cod had returned to its level of two years ago, about 48 per cent of the critical level needed for a healthy fishery or 398,000 tonnes. In fact, DFO actually revised its 2018 stock projection. The department reported that the 2018 SSB had been revised from ...