On the Waterfront – October 2021
$20 Million for Whalesafe Fishing Gear Adoption
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently unveiled a $20-million fund aimed at helping harvesters in Atlantic Canada and Quebec adopt whalesafe gear.
The Whalesafe Gear Adoption Fund will provide funding over the next two years supporting Indigenous and non-indigenous harvesters, not-for-profit organizations, academia and other partners to purchase, test and refine existing whale-safe gear.
“Canada’s whale-protection ...
The Twine Loft – October 2021
Passed On: Thomas Mitchelmore – Main Brook, N.L. fisherman
Mitchelmore, 75, passed away on August 20. He was born on October 10, 1945 in St. Anthony to Guy and Maisie Mitchelmore. He served in the Canadian military with the Black Watch Regiment in Cyprus from 1965–1968 as a part of the United Nations peace keeping forces. After serving his country, he returned to Newfoundland to work as a professional fisherman. In the late 1980s, he worked as a hunting and fishing guide with Tuckamore ...
Still More Questions Than Answers
Are you one of those people that, probably out of pandemic-related boredom, has typed your name into the Google search engine just to see what pops up?
Have you ever found anything interesting? Any nomenclature doppelgangers out there with your name walking around doing interesting or absolutely bizarre things?
Now, what happens if you enter the words cod collapse into the world’s most used search engine?
The top entry that emerges is a Wikipedia post entitled “Collapse of the ...