On the Waterfront – October 2022
Capt Jacques Cartier Joins CCG Fleet
In late August, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Capt Jacques Cartier was welcomed into service.
A dockside ceremony was held at the vessel’s homeport in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on August 29, where Parliamentary Secretary Darren Fisher and Halifax West Member of Parliament Lena Metlege Diab were joined by Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Shipbuilding and Merial of the Canadian Coast Guard, and Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast ...
The Twine Loft – October 2022
Passed On: Reginald Anstey – Mount Pearl, N.L. labour leader
Anstey, 76, passed away on August 7. Born on October 23, 1945, he will be remembered for being a strong leader in the labour movement and a passionate champion of the fishery and for playing such an important role in the province’s social and economic development. He was most recently appointed to one of the three provincially-appointed seats on the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB). He had been named ...
What’s the Problem with Pelagics?
What is going on with the once plentiful and lucrative pelagics fisheries in Atlantic Canada?
Fishermen is this region of the Northwest Atlantic have been harvesting herring, mackerel, capelin and squid, for both food and all-important bait, for centuries. In fact, the multi-billion-dollar lobster and snow crab fisheries would never have developed into the monster industries they are today without the use of lowly pelagics as bait.
Even today, as many companies are foraging and research...
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation: Your Local R & D Resource
The Aquaculture Canada and World Aquaculture Society North America 2022 Conference is a perfect occasion to celebrate the tremendous work of all the people and organizations who have contributed to the growth and development of aquaculture in our country, and around the world.
They are to be celebrated because they recognize the immense opportunities that arise from providing sustainably sourced seafood to a growing world population that is hungry for it and because they are willing to face ...
Aquaculture on “The Leading Edge of Food Production”
Aquaculture can sometimes seem a bit complicated to people with all the science and technology that goes into it.
But the primary goal of the sector is very simple — it’s all about growing food to feed people.
St. John’s, N.L. is welcoming the best and brightest from the aquaculture world to the Aquaculture Canada and World Aquaculture Society (WAS) North America Conference and Trade Show (Aug. 15–18, 2022) and as part of that event, there is no doubt folks will collectively ...
The Fishery is Worth More Than Ever, So Why Isn’t N.L.’s Rural Population in Better Shape?
It is 2022.
It is hard to believe, for a number of reasons. Time is flying by and things inevitably change.
But for the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador and in too many ways for the fishery generally, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” or, the more things change, they more they stay the same.
We are 30 years out from the initial groundfish moratorium of July 1992. We’ve added another 10 years to the postponement of our hopes for a fully recovered cod fishery, ...
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 ...