Dressing For Success: Being Prepared for an Emergency
This information is intended for adults who work on the water. The guidelines for recreational activities and safety gear for children are different and we encourage you to contact our colleagues at Transport Canada, who were invaluable to us in preparing this column.
Those who make a living on the water in Atlantic Canada deal with adverse weather conditions regularly.
Strong winds, rough seas and cold temperatures often make up a typical day at work. When dangerous conditions are a ...
Twine Loft – February 2015
Passed On: Mike Maynard — Northern Lights VP and Northeast Branch Manager
Maynard passed away, peacefully at his home on September 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Maynard had worked for Northern Lights since the 1980s, when he was hired to start up the company’s Northeast branch office. His colleagues say he worked ‘tirelessly’ to build the NL and Lugger brands in the Northeast, as well as working closely with several prestigious East Coast boatbuilders. A veteran of ...
On the Waterfront – February 2015
Meetings Being Held on N.S. Lobster Levy
Members of the Nova Scotia lobster fishing industry are being invited to discuss a proposed two-cent per pound fee to help promote and market the industry.
Consultations, led by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, began Jan. 27.
These discussions are an opportunity for members of the lobster fishing industry to share their views on the proposed fee, talk about what the money could be used for and how the fund could be collected and admini...
Another Successful North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show
Three New NL Inductees Welcomed into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame
Oil and gas, fish processors, commercial fisheries and aquaculture were just some of the industries represented at the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show, held November 28-29 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.
This year’s show marked the fourth biennial edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event. A broad exhibitor base showcased new and innovative products to 3,177 ...
Twine Loft – January 2015
Passed On: Marcel Comeau — President and CEO of Comeau’s Sea Foods.
The Comeau family, the residents of Clare and the business community are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Marcel Comeau on November 20, 2014. As President and CEO of Comeau’s Sea Foods, Marcel worked tirelessly all his life, building and maintaining the success of the family business. For over 50 years he followed the footsteps of his father, Bernardin, who was his mentor and teacher. Gradually, ...
Distress Flares: The Low-Tech, Last-Ditch Option That Might Just Save You
With the arsenal of distress signaling options available to mariners now, there are a lot of things that have to malfunction before you’ll find yourself rummaging for flares in your emergency kit.
But should the unfortunate situation arise where flares are all you’ve got, here are a few important things to keep in mind.
All distress signaling devices have pros and cons.
Flares may be a ‘last-ditch’ choice, but if used correctly, parachute flares can be seen upwards of 40 miles ...
Sealing Industry is Being Regulated to Death
The following letter was sent to Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea:
Dear Minister Shea;
I don’t know the two men involved in the court cases below personally, but they live near me.
Otto Anstey — Cottlesville, NL
Marine Mammal Regulations, Section 28(3): Failed to properly crush cranium of seal after it was shot
Marine Mammal Regulations, Section 28(1)(b): Use of illegal hakapik (handle too short)
Fishery (General) Regulations, Section 22(7): Violation of ...
3PS Fishers Group Responds to Cod Quota Increase
The following is a few comments and reaction from the 3PS Fishers group with regard to the announcement on November 19, 2014, Rebuilding the Atlantic Cod Stock off Southern Newfoundland.
The 3PS Fishers group feels that a plan like this has been a long time coming. The 3PS fishery was only closed for two years for moratorium and since the reopening, the stocks have been steadily rebuilding, with fishing taking place, with no real plan in place focusing on structuring and making this a viable ...
On the Waterfront – January 2015
Four Fishermen Rescued on Second Day of LFA 34 Season
Four lobster fishermen had to abandon their boat November 30 after it started taking on water and flipped, a day after the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia began, The Chronicle-Herald reported.
The Lady Wallace was about 42 kilometres off Wedgeport when the crew ran into trouble. They boarded their life-raft and abandoned their vessel and were picked up by another fishing vessel. The four fishermen were unharmed.