month : 11/2021 16 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 ...

New Brunswick Lobster Pot Tree Promotes the Giving Spirit

More than $10,000 has been raised in support of the local food bank through the sponsorship of buoys for the St. Andrews, New Brunswick lobster pot Christmas tree since the tradition was started by local business owners four years ago. “Me and a lady by the name of Alisan Bailey, her husband is a fisherman, we always joked about doing a small lobster pot tree on my deck at the pub for Christmas,” said Kevin Simmonds, who owns the Red Herring Pub in the coastal New Brunswick town. ...

Lobster Trap, Buoy Trees Celebrate the Season in Southwestern Nova Scotia

Above photo: West Pubnico, N.S. Kathy Johnson photo   The start of the LFA 33 and 34 lobster fishery and the Christmas season are being celebrated in southwestern Nova Scotia this year with three community lobster pot Christmas trees and a buoy tree. Started last year, the 24-foot buoy tree, topped with a two-foot radar reflector, stands stately on the Dennis Point wharf in Lower West Pubnico. A project of the West Side Improvement Society, the buoy tree was constructed out ...

N.S. Eco-Friendly Marine Coatings Being Commercialized in 2022

Two environmentally-friendly marine coatings developed in Nova Scotia that have been proven to reduce fuel consumption and lower underwater noise are expected to be on the market next year. A recent study has found XGIT™-Fuel developed by Dartmouth-based Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20 per cent and an accompanying product, XGIT™-URN, can reduce underwater noise by six or seven decibels. “We’re trying to create a ...

The Evolution of the Fishing Vessel

TMD’s E-FINN Hull is the Next Generation of Energy Efficient Boat Design   The Hull Design Efficiency Challenge — a joint initiative of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Impact Canada — was launched in July 2019 to encourage Atlantic Canadian boatbuilders and designers to come up with innovative fishing boat hull designs less than 15 metres to reduce fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. ACOA also partnered with the National Research Council of Canada’s ...

East Coast Industry Extends the Olive Branch to New Fisheries Minister

Above photo: Lonnie Snow   The Atlantic Canadian fishing industry, at least initially, has rolled out the welcome mat for the newly-minted federal Fisheries Minister. Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on Oct. 26. First elected in 2008, she has previously served as Minister of Digital Government and as President of the Treasury Board. “We are looking forward to connecting with the Honorable Joyce ...

Fishery Squabble has Industry Players Seeing Red

Dispute Growing Over Allocation of Unit 1 Redfish It was inevitable that the interest in the growing redfish stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and portions of the Cabot Strait would continue to increase. It was also inevitable that competing groups for the potentially lucrative fishery would start drawing proverbial lines in the sand. Over the last few years, many facets of the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry have been quietly whispering and speculating on the growing redfish popula...

Moderate Livelihood Fishery Being Pursued During Established Seasons

An interim understanding between Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and four First Nations in western Nova Scotia has Indigenous fishers pursuing a moderate livelihood this season in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33, 34 and 35. Bear River, Annapolis Valley, Acadia and Glooscap First Nations jointly developed the Kespukwitk Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Management Plan for lobster that led to the interim understanding with DFO. Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations will designate ...