On the Waterfront – December 2021
Body of Sipekne'katik First Nation Fisherman Recovered
The Sipekne’katik First Nation is mourning the loss of one of its fishing vessel captains.
According to Coast Guard officials, the 54-year-old captain was at the wheel of the fishing vessel Miss Janet on October 14 as it travelled from Shelburne to Saulnierville, but when one of the three crew awoke at 3:30 a.m., he was no longer there.
The weather was reported to be fairly calm at the time of the incident and the crew hadn’t ...
The Twine Loft – December 2021
Passed On: Clifton Thurber – Freeport, N.S. fisherman
Thurber, 64, passed away on October 16. Born on March 23, 1957, he started fishing at age 17 and had salt water in his veins. An advocate of the lobster fishing industry, he spent 35 years representing the fisherman of Long and Brier Islands on the lobster advisory committee, working for a better future for the next generation on the water. He was a member of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and advocated for the rights ...
Another West Coast Fisheries Minister
Has the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry been given a proverbial lump of coal in its Christmas stocking or a surprise gift in disguise?
In announcing his new cabinet picks, in many cases, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had both the media and public guessing right until his chosen few meandered their way across the hallowed grounds of Rideau Hall on October 26. And one of these big question marks for the readers of this magazine was who would get the federal fisheries portfolio — easily ...