Gear Innovation Summit Explores Options for Whale-Safe Fishing Gear
Exploring options for whale-safe fishing gear and finding innovative ways to prevent, retrieve and recycle lost or discarded fishing gear was the focus of the two-day Gear Innovation Summit, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Halifax on February 11 and 12.
The Summit brought together more than 250 harvesters, industry representatives, fishing gear manufacturers, marine mammal responders, ENGOs and government officials from Canada, the United States, Iceland and Norway. ...
2020 New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Inductees
Builder | Grand Manan, N.B.
Despite being born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Laurence was a proud Grand Mananer. Returning home at the age of two, he was raised on Grand Manan and after attending Dalhousie University, he returned and lived the remainder of his life on the island.
Although his children Allyson, Hannah and Wesley Cook were his true life’s work, he made his living as a fisherman. Starting as a deckhand, he eventually built his own business, Shadrack Fisheries....
Colwell Pleased with New Minister’s Conference Format
Above: The TriNav Group of Companies booth at the recent Minister’s Conference. Zach Whynot was representing TriNav Fisheries Consultants.
With more than 825 people registered, upwards of 100 speakers, panelists and moderators and over 80 trade show exhibitors attending this year, the annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference has grown into one of the “biggest fisheries events in Canada now,” says Minister Keith Colwell.
Clean Harbour Initiative Buoyed by Boat Donation
The Clean Harbour Initiative will be upping its game this year thanks to the donation of a 26-foot speed boat by the family of the late Lindsay Petten of Port de Grave, N.L.
46-year-old Petten died accidently on December 23 while scuba diving with his son. A well-known and respected fisherman, he was the Captain of the Nautical Legend and son of fisherman Ches Petten.
“This is a tremendous savings for us,” said Shawn Bath, founder of the non-profit organization, Clean Harbour Initia...
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Researchers Prepare for More Ocean Activity in Placentia Bay
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has a unique opportunity to survey the marine environment to see what it looks like before human interaction and marine traffic increase in the Placentia Bay area.
Kate Dalley is a biologist, who was raised in Mobile, Newfoundland and Labrador, by two biologists. “There was never any question that this was what I was going to do. My studies are in ecology, which is understanding ...