On the Waterfront – December 2023
DFO Implements New Assessment Model for Northern Cod Stocks
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a new model for assessing 2J3KL Northern cod stocks which evaluates long-term productivity from 1954 to the present using tagging and landing data.
The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Newfoundland and Labrador’s fish harvester’s union, called this move towards a new model a “positive step for federal fisheries science.”
“We applaud the considerable ...
The Twine Loft – December 2023
Passed On: John Way — Savage Cove, N.L. fish harvester and boat builder
Way, 95, passed away in St. Anthony, N.L. on October 16, 2023. He was born on May 3, 1928. Way was a fisherman, a boat builder and a man of many talents. He could often be seen on the wharf chatting with the fishermen or out on the point watching the boats through his spyglass.
Passed On: George Goodwin — Barrington Passage, N.S. fish harvester
Goodwin, 85, passed away on October 15, 2023. He was born on ...
2024: Calmer Seas and Smoother Sailing Ahead?
Fishermen, not only in this region, but around the globe, are, by nature, an overly superstitious lot.
For centuries, harvesters and mariners have considered the following bad luck; whistling onboard a vessel, stepping aboard with your left foot first, starting a trip on a Friday, killing a seabird, looking back when leaving port, red-haired people, anything involving bananas, a cat washing behind its ears and countless, countless others.
Fishermen have never left anything to chance and ...