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TriNav Group of Companies Acquires Nova Scotia Pleasure Boat Brokerage Company Ocean Yacht Sales

The Directors of the TriNav Group of Companies today announced the successful acquisition of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Ocean Yacht Sales. The TriNav Group of Companies, which owns TriNav Marine Brokerage, the largest marine-related broker in Eastern Canada, and Fairhaven, Massachusetts-based Athearn Marine Agency, said the acquisition will provide pleasure boat clients with a broader and more comprehensive customer base through the company’s brokers throughout Atlantic Canada and the ...

3K Fall Crab Meat Yield Project

DFO is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from fish harvesters in NAFO 3K Area 4 for a Fall Crab Meat Yield Project. To be eligible, harvesters must have 25 per cent or more of their 2017 Crab IQ remaining. Depending on the level of interest received there may, or may not, be a draw for eligibility for trip permits authorizing the harvest of 10,000 pounds of crab using 400 pots. Fish harvesters are required to email or fax their expression of interest application to david.small@df...

CCFI to Hold Conference on the Future Cod Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation will host a two-day conference in Gander on November 28 and 29 on the future cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador. Recognized international experts will come together in Gander to present a comprehensive package of information to help prepare industry for the changes in resources off our coasts. With snow crab and shrimp populations dwindling and groundfish stocks growing, the industry has an opportunity to create a vital, value-driven ...

The Twine Loft – November 2017

Passed On: Wayne Masters – Mooring Cove, N.L. Fisherman Masters, 63, passed away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on September 14, 2017. He was a professional fish harvester and a long-serving member of the FFAW–Unifor. He served on the inshore council and executive board representing fish harvesters on the west and south coast of Newfoundland. He was a strong promoter of training and professionalization within the industry. He was also involved with the Red Harbour community and ...

Union Objects to Draft Shrimp Management Plan

After a dismal 2017 shrimp season that saw harvests slashed for the inshore Newfoundland and Labrador fleet, the FFAW/Unifor has strongly objected to a DFO draft rebuilding plan for Northern shrimp, recently unveiled at a meeting in Montreal. At issue is the rebuilding targets and whether they should remain the same as the historical targets, or be adjusted due to the increased presence of cod. If DFO continues business as usual, shrimp quotas for 2018 are likely to be the same as the ...

On the Waterfront – November 2017

DFO collaborating with National Indigenous Fisheries Institute for Program Review Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced October 4 that DFO is working together with the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute to review Indigenous programs and develop a joint vision for the future of these programs that support Indigenous participation in fisheries, aquaculture and the management of aquatic habitat and resources. The National Indigenous Fisheries ...

Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event a Near Sell-Out; Online Registration Now Open

With exhibit booth space nearly sold out, excitement is mounting for the next edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada, returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex January 26-27, 2018. This biennial event is Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. It welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with those who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running. “The fishing industry continues to be very ...

FISH-NL Says Harvester Numbers from Labour Relations Board Are Accurate, While FFAW Reports Thousands Missing

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is pleased with the Labour Relations Board’s release of what officials describe as an “accurate and reliable” list of the province’s inshore harvesters. “It’s been almost 10 months since FISH-NL submitted our application for certification so a list of inshore harvesters from the board is a huge and welcome step forward,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. Obtained from various “sourc...

The Twine Loft – October 2017

Passed On: Edward Nickerson – Deep Cove Island, N.S. Fisherman Nickerson, 83, passed away peacefully at home on August 13. Born March 28, 1934 in Comeau’s Hill, he was the son of the late Gordon and Ethel (Kenney) Nickerson. He started fishing full-time at the age of 11 with his father. At 17, he skippered his own fishing boat until he retired in 1995 and was a constant mentor to his grandsons. Passed On: Michael Miller – Chéticamp, N.S. Fisherman Miller, 73, passed away ...

Herring Fishery Touch and Go

Above photo: The herring seiner Sea Life II lays berthed at the West Head wharf on Cape Sable Island. Landings in the 4VWX herring fishery were spotty for the first three months for the season, which opened on June 1 and ends on October 14. Kathy Johnson photo The 4VWX Atlantic herring fishery has been more down than up this season, with spotty landings in the Bay of Fundy and Scots Bay by the 11 purse seiners left in in the fishery. “The fishery has not been good this year,” said ...