The Twine Loft – December 2019
Passed On: Russell O’Connell – Upper Clyde, N.S. fish plant worker
O’Connell, 81, passed away on October 24. He was born in East Baccaro, August 5, 1938, to parents, Russell and Bertha (Smith) O’Connell. He was a hard worker and provided for his family with all his power. Russell worked many years as foreman at Cape Anne Seafood in Port La Tour and many other plants all over the county as long as his health would allow.
Passed On: Thomas Corrigan – Trepassey, N.L. lightkeepe...
On the Waterfront – December 2019
Marine Industry to be Showcased at Moncton Trade Show
Atlantic Canada’s all-encompassing commercial marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, is charting its course for Moncton this January 24 and 25.
For those who make their living on, in and around the water, along with businesses who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine industries running, the event takes over the Moncton Coliseum Complex as Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. The ...
New Study Outlines Good News for Future SW Nova Lobster Habitat
Above: Lonnie Snow photo
Overall projected changes in offshore lobster habitat for the region, as a whole, appear to be positive.
However, changes in resource management need to be considered to promote the long-term sustainability of the fishery in Nova Scotia, according to the findings of a new study published this fall in Frontiers in Marine Science.
The study was a collaboration between researchers at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Bedford Institute of Oceanography ...
Record-Setting Opening Price in LFA 35
Record-setting shore prices this fall in lobster fishing area (LFA) 35 had fishermen in LFA 33 and 34 optimistic for a strong price when their season opened in late November.
“Everybody is puckered up for a pretty good price,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association.
In LFA 35, the season opened with a $9/pound shore price, with some buyers paying as much as $10 several weeks into the season.
“It’s the biggest price we’ve ever started out at,” said ...
Fallout Continues Over Salmon Die-Off on N.L.’s South Coast
The Newfoundland and Labrador aquaculture industry is still reeling following a massive die-off of 2.6-million farmed salmon on the province’s south coast.
In late September, news broke of an extensive Atlantic salmon die mortality at several Northern Harvest Sea Farms facilities. The company, which is owned by international aquaculture giant Mowi, said the salmon pens were exposed to high water temperatures over an 11-to-13-day period, causing low oxygen conditions that resulted in fish ...
Santa Trades in Sleigh for the Wheelhouse
If you happen to be on the West Head wharf on Cape Sable Island this December, don’t be surprised if you see Santa Claus coming in from lobster fishing.
For the past three years, Kevin Ross, president of the Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association, has dressed the part for one day in December while out fishing and plays the part throughout the month, helping to collect donations and deliver food, gift cards and presents to those less fortunate in the community.
With a natural white beard ...
Annual Lobster Trap Christmas Tree Marks 10 Years
Every year, the fishing industry is honoured and those lost at sea remembered on the Municipality of Barrington’s lobster trap Christmas tree.
Built from about 200 wire lobster traps that are recycled from the Municipality’s Construction and Debris Landfill, it takes public works staff about four days to build, said Warden Eddie Nickerson.
The traps are covered with evergreen boughs and decorated with lights and buoys, some in memory of fishermen lost to the sea and others in honour ...
International Cold Water Prawn Forum to be Held in St. John’s
The biennial conference of the International Cold Water Prawn Forum (ICWPF) will be taking place on November 14, 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The conference is one of the ICWPF’s core events, bringing together key industry stakeholders from around the world. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, in downtown St. John’s.
With its headquarters in Denmark, the ICWPF, formed in 2013, promotes opportunities in and benefits of cold water prawns by offering a ...
The Twine Loft – November 2019
Passed On: Albert MacEachern – Cape George, N.S. fisherman
MacEachern, 82, passed away on September 18 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Alex and Ruth (Conrad) MacEachern. A lifelong resident of ‘The Cape,’ he was a fisherman and a wooden boat builder. Boat building began at an early age with his father, who taught him the love of boats. When he retired, he began making model boats and lighthouses. Many of his model boats and ...
On the Waterfront – November 2019
Cape Bald Packers Announces Construction of New Lobster Processing Facility
Cape Bald Packers says it will build a new lobster processing facility in Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick after the company lost two plants to separate fires back in February.
The new 50,000-square-foot facility will be located in Cap-Pelé. The company expects the site to be up and running by May 2020, when spring lobster season will kick-off.
Although the company will build a new facility in Cap-Pelé, it decided to ...