month : 11/2021 17 results

20th Anniversary of The Fish Canada Workboat Canada Show This January

Canada’s largest commercial marine event is charting course for the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick. The much-anticipated event is scheduled to take place January 21 and 22, 2022 – kicking off the 20th edition of this biennial event. With Moncton as a central location to much of the surrounding coastal regions, Fish Canada Workboat Canada attracts people from the fishing, aquaculture, processing, and workboat industries from throughout the Maritimes and Quebec’s Gaspé ...

Strong Industry Turnout at 7th Edition of North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show

The 7th biennial edition of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show took place last Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20 at the Mary Brown's Centre (formerly the Mile One Centre) in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s event welcomed 3,251 industry buyers from across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Mary Brown's Centre was filled with local and international exhibitors showing the latest technologies and services available to the commercial fisheries, fish processing, ...

North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show Takes Over Mary Brown’s Centre This Weekend

The Mary Brown’s Centre (formerly the Mile One Centre) will once again host Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest commercial marine event this Friday and Saturday. The North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show, now entering its 7th edition, welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water. This year’s event features over 90 exhibitors and showcases thousands of products and services that keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running. Exciting features of the ...

Navigator Junior Fishermen

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AG Releases Scathing Report on N.L.’s Newest Ferries

Above photo: MV Legionnaire. David Greening Photo   In their first few years of service, the newest additions to Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial ferry fleet quickly went from being dream boats to duds. The MV Veteran and MV Legionnaire have been the punchline to more than one joke since they came into service more than five years ago. But more than that, they have been a constant source of frustration for the citizens that depend upon them each day. For example, ...

Fisheries Safety Association Rebranded Fish Safe N.S.

Above photo: Fish Safe N.S. has a new mobile training unit to use when visiting wharves around the province to promote safety on the water. Contributed   The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia has a new name and a new mobile training unit that has been put to good use this fall as commercial lobster fisheries in southwestern Nova Scotia gear up for the season. The conversation to change the association’s name to Fish Safe N.S. started over a year ago, said Matthew ...

Grieg Outlines Ongoing Development of N.L. Operations

Plans are on track for the first three million smolt from the Grieg Seafood N.L. salmon hatchery and nursery in the Marystown Industrial Park to be transferred to marine grow-out sites in Placentia Bay next spring. One of the world’s largest indoor hatchery and nursery facilities, Grieg’s operation incorporates recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology designed by AquaMaof, Israel. “Their design is a total recirculation of water to retain as much water as we possible ...

Optimistic Outlook for LFA 33/34 Lobster Season

Above photo: LFA 34 fishermen offload gear in advance of the 2021/22 lobster fishery. Kathy Johnson photo   Weather permitting, thousands of lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia will be heading to sea on November 29, marking the start of the six-month lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34. “I think fishermen are optimistic. The market appears to be strong even with COVID-19,” said Tommy Amirault, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association....

Tragedy Strikes Mary’s Harbour, Labrador

Two Fishermen Not Heard From Since September 17   The small, tight-knit Southern Labrador community of Mary’s Harbour is still reeling since two of its young commercial fishermen went missing on September 17. The fishermen, Marc Russell and Joey Jenkins, were due to arrive in their 28-foot vessel, the Island Lady, at Mary’s Harbour around 5 p.m. on Friday the 17th. However, when they did not show, local fishing crews began the search that evening. The Joint Rescue Coordination ...

Destabilized Supply Chain Here to Stay

The seafood industry has one of the most complex supply chains of all food commodities. Despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic, much of our industry has thrived due to the simultaneous surge in demand for our products. The higher demand has provided the money to cover the costs of extreme disruption, whether that is freight rates and driver shortages, temporary plant closures, or lack of plant workers. This demand surge has buffered us from the risks in our higher-cost ...