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A Season of Highs and Lows for N.L. Aquaculture Industry

The month of September was certainly a memorable one, both good and bad, for the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, involving a myriad of issues and developments. As industry stakeholders gathered in St. John’s for their annual convention and trade show in late September, news broke of an extensive Atlantic salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast. Northern Harvest Sea Farms reported that it had experienced a significant die-off of salmon at several of its facili...

Optimistic Outlook for Upcoming Southwest Nova Lobster Fishery

Above Photo: Cape Sable Island lobster harvester Janaya Nickerson offloads crates from a truck. This will be Nickerson’s fourth lobster season aboard Every Last Cent, captained by her father Herbie. “I love it,” she said. “I used to go when I was a kid banding and decided to get into it because I really enjoy it. I have a passion for it.” Kathy Johnson photos   The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather ...

Awards Handed Out at Splashes of Safety Gala

Above Photo: Captain Keith Colburn addressing the attendees at the Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27.   Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry was 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 (FSANS), well-known Deadliest Catch star Captain Keith Colburn of the F/V Wizard was the guest speaker for the ...

Herring Quota Receives Further Cuts

Further reductions in quota and fishing effort and increased conservation and management measures have been implemented for the Atlantic herring 4VWX purse seine fleet this year. The total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2018/19 season, which ended on Oct. 14, was reduced from 42,500 to 35,000 tonnes in fishing area 20 (southwest Nova Scotia/Bay of Fundy), with the 2019/20 season, which opened on Oct. 15, operating on an interim TAC of only 50 per cent (17,500 tonnes). “The final TAC for ...

Stages & Stories

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBM) changed the format a little this year for its yearly conference and annual general meeting. The 12th annual event took place on Sept. 13–15 and began on Friday evening at the Winterton-based museum with a meet and greet. On Saturday, the festivities moved down the Trinity Bay shore to the nearby community of New Perlican for a day of food and fishing heritage. Delegates and participants got to take a ride in a traditional ...