On the Waterfront – March 2022
N.L. Government Gathers Input on Foreign Ownership in Fish Processing Sector
An online questionnaire seeking public input on the issue of foreign ownership in the Newfoundland and Labrador’s fish processing sector recently closed.
The survey was a key component of a comprehensive review of foreign ownership in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing sector currently being undertaken by the Provincial Government.
In addition to the online survey, direct consultations between key fishing ...
The Twine Loft – March 2022
Passed On: Wayne Bartlett – Quirpon, N.L. fisherman and musician
Bartlett, 67, passed away on January 7 at home. He was born on January 5, 1955, in Quirpon, a remote community at the tip of the Northern Peninsula with a history in the fishery that dates back more than five centuries. He spent some time in the fishery, leaving the province on several occasions for work in Alberta and Ontario but always returning to his roots. He is best known as the man who penned and performed some of the ...
Breaking Down the Priorities
On December 16 of last year, Joyce Murray received the long-awaited marching orders from her boss.
Yes, on that day the fledgling Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard received her ministerial mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
While some onlookers might argue that a mandate letter is only a 30,000-foot snapshot of ministerial responsibilities and expectations, it actually sets the parameters and priorities the particular federal department will be ...
77 Years a Fisherman
Alcide Arsenault Inducted into P.E.I. Acadian Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
From the days when boats were towed ashore by teams of horses, to the present, there’s not many harbours in Prince Edward Island that 91-year-old Cap Egmont fisherman Alcide Arsenault hasn’t sailed into during his 77-year career in the fishery.
Arsenault is being inducted into the P.E.I. Acadian and Francophone Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame on March 12, the most prestigious recognition that the Acadian ...