day : 01/12/2023 13 results

The Yarmouth Buoy Wall: An Unintended Tourist and Seasonal Attraction

What started as a way of utilizing washed-up buoys in Yarmouth Bar, Nova Scotia, led to Dave Bishara and his wife, Nancy, unexpectedly creating a tourist attraction that brings in visitors year-round, whether they are passing through the area, celebrating a graduation or getting in the Christmas spirit. The Yarmouth buoy wall began three years ago when Bishara, a marine broker with TriNav Marine Brokerage, bought a piece of property in Yarmouth Bar. Included in the purchase of this property, ...

N.S. Lobster Trap Christmas Tree Tradition Continues

Above: From left, volunteer Amy MacKinnon, Suzy Atwood, Director of Marketing and Tourism Development for the Municipality of Barrington, and volunteer Samantha Brannen, begin the task of sorting through the buoys to be placed on the Municipality’s lobster pot Christmas tree in 2022. Kathy Johnson photo   The Municipality of Barrington’s lobster pot Christmas tree will be lit for the season on Nov. 23, followed by fireworks in celebration of the start of the lobster season and ...

Celebrating the 25th Annual Port de Grave Boat Lighting

TriNav Group of Companies Onboard as Inaugural Presenting Sponsor   In 1999, the small community of Port de Grave, N.L. began a tradition that started with a $500 government grant awarded to communities that light up their communities during the Christmas season, which has led to the renowned festival where the boats in the town’s harbour sparkle with thousands of lights every year. A quarter-century later, the 25th Annual Port de Grave Boat Lighting Presented by TriNav Group is ...

A Spotlight on Canadian Fisheries Innovation

Above: The NRC testing model of TriNav Marine Design's E-Finn hull.   The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) recently released its Innovation Storyboard, designed to highlight Canadian technological innovation in the wild-capture fishery. “Much like Canadians, we’re too modest. We don’t celebrate some of our successes,” said Paul Lansbergen, President of the FCC. “I felt that we needed to tell our story a bit more and celebrate some of the good things that are happening ...

Canadian Seal Products Launches New Ad Campaign

Above: Photo from Canadian Seal Products   Canadian Seal Products, a special interest group made of industry members to promote goods made from seals, has launched its new ad campaign, “Good for you. Good for the environment.” to spread the word about its range of seal products countrywide. The campaign is comprised of a series of video advertisements that highlight clothing, accessories and home decor made from seal fur, as well as seal meat and omega-3 seal oil supplements ...

LFA 35 Fishery Well Underway

Above: Kathy Johnson photo   A strong shore price was being paid when the first commercial lobster fishery in the Bay of Fundy opened for the season on Oct. 12. Lobster fishing area (LFA) 35 opened a day earlier than usual due to the weather forecast. LFAs 36, 37 and 38, also in the Bay of Fundy, were scheduled to start Nov. 14. This year, LFA 35 opened with a $9 to $10/pound shore price. Last year, the season opened at $6 to $7/pound being paid for the catch. “The ...

Drills and Documenting with Fish Safe NS

As the lobster season is about to kick off in southwest Nova Scotia, Fish Safe NS wants people to know that it is important for fishing vessels to not only perform regular safety drills, but also routinely document them. According to the executive director of Fish Safe NS, Dylan Buchanan, Transport Canada is seeking to ensure vessels not only have safety plans in place but that they are documented and practiced. An easy way to keep all this information in place, said Buchanan, is to utilize ...

Harvesters Circumspect as LFA 33/34 Gears Up for Opening

Above: Kathy Johnson photo   After a lacklustre 2022/23 season, industry stakeholders in southwestern Nova Scotia were taking a cautious approach as they readied for the start of the LFA (lobster fishing area) 33/34 fishery, scheduled to open Nov. 27, weather permitting. “This year, especially after the spring we had, everybody is keeping their expenses low, working their numbers over. It was a really hard spring. Not many lobsters. The price wasn’t good. People are watching ...

Snow Crab Market Set to Hold Steady Unless Value is Added, Says Expert

Alaska has shut down its snow crab fishery for the second year in a row due to another major population drop, leaving some to wonder how this may play out in the snow crab market going into 2024. According to market analyst John Sackton, this sudden population dip won’t have much of an effect, if any. “There’s so much [snow crab] coming out of Canada in the Gulf and Newfoundland that there’s going to be plenty of snow crab around,” said Sackton. “The only thing that would ...

Come Home Safe for the Holidays

Above: Jessica Roy Photo   The holiday season and all of its festivities and traditions will soon be upon us. The countdown is on to when your home will be strewn with tinsel and lights, your tree will be overrun with gifts and there might even be a stocking hung with your name on it. Most importantly, your loved ones will be home waiting for you. If you work at sea, staying safe guarantees you can be home for the holidays this year. It’s a tale as old as time for those in ...