On the Waterfront – September 2022
Harvesters Call on DFO for Investment in Mackerel Science
The Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is once again calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to invest in new science opportunities for mackerel given the signs of abundance reported by harvesters and the inadequate level of current surveys completed by the federal government.
Earlier this year, the Minister responsible for Fisheries and Oceans, Joyce Murray, called a moratorium on mackerel.
The FFAW ...
The Twine Loft – September 2022
Passed On: William “Bill” Williams – Allendale, N.S. fisherman
Williams, 78, formerly of Allendale, passed away on July 20 at the Surf Lodge Nursing Home in Lockeport. Born on August 29, 1943, he was the only child of the late William Albert Williams, Sr. and Ida Marian (Langille) Hupman. Growing up on Point Street in Lockeport’s North-End, he had a life-long attachment to the sea. With the exception of an early 1960s military stint that took him from Nova Scotia to Gagetown, Kingston ...
The By-Products of Warming Waters
“I’m glad it’s finally hot enough to complain about how hot it is.”
Atlantic Canadians love and hate their weather. For generations, due to our specific geography, the weather has always been the number one topic of conversation. Lately, nearly all conversations have centred on the oppressive heat.
Almost every region of Atlantic Canada, from Comfort Cove to Canso to Crapaud to Caraquet, have reported record high temperatures this summer. “Hotter than a two-dollar pistol,” ...