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30 Years Since the Cod Moratorium

Three decades have come and gone since the cod moratorium was announced on that fateful day in 1992. I was just 12 years old growing up in Calvert at the time and the cod fishery was the heart and soul of the southern shore from Trepassey to Bay Bulls, just like the communities so many of you called home. My family remained in the fishery after the moratorium, but many others did not. Over 30,000 people lost their livelihoods that day and the landscape of our province was forever change...

On the Waterfront – August 2022

4WSFC North America Held in St. John’s On June 20–22, St. John’s, N.L. played host to the 4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (4WSFC), North America event. 4WSFC is a transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the world’s small-scale fisheries. The purpose of the congress was to facilitate knowledge exchange, foster collaboration and mobilize support for the viability and sustainability of small-...

The Twine Loft – August 2022

Passed On: Frank Pinhorn – Conception Bay South, N.L. former Executive Director, Canadian Sealers Association Pinhorn, 74, passed away on June 15 at his home. Born in 1948, he was a well-known and tireless advocate for the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Atlantic Canada. He regularly represented local sealers and the sealing industry both nationally and internationally.   Passed On: Arthur Rumbolt – Castor River South, N.L. fisherman Rumbolt, 84, passed ...

Forward Thinking Versus Dwelling on the Past

The infamous anniversary date of July 2 has now come and gone. As all Navigator readers are more than aware, that date this year marked the 30th anniversary of then federal Fisheries Minister John Crosbie announcing the closure of the 500-year-old Northern cod fishery. The anniversary of any historical event is always a time for reflection and looking back on what exactly happened — oftentimes made up of a combination of both facts, fallacies and fantasy. The funny thing about ...