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A Day in the Life: A Photographer Goes Lobster Fishing

The day starts early. I need to be up by 5 a.m., have some breakfast and fill the Thermos with coffee for the upcoming day on the water. A quick check of the weather tells me that the day should be calm but cool. I will be spending the day with local fisherman Kevin Mitchell. His boat, the Early Day, is docked in Boutiliers Cove in the community of Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia. Kevin has been fishing in St. Margarets Bay for some time now, and for the most part, he harvests alone, although ...

Local Photographer Profiling the Faces of the Fishery

After 40 years in Alberta’s oil and gas industry, Ian Proctor has taken up photographing the faces of the lobster industry in his new home of Nova Scotia. Proctor’s journey began in 1975 after he graduated high school in Montreal. Like many at that age, he had a desire to get out and see the world. His dad, a McGill graduate, allowed him to travel across Canada on the condition that once he had gotten the travel bug out of his system, he would return to Montreal to follow in his educat...

Another Successful Year for the North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show

The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show (NAFWS), presented by The Navigator and Master Promotions, recently concluded its latest edition at the Mary Brown’s Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The event, which ran from November 17–18, 2023, featured exhibitors and visitors from all aspects of the marine industry. This year’s NAFWS created a vibrant atmosphere for networking and knowledge exchange as well as an opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies, discover ...

World Oceans Day 2023

June 8 saw a celebration of World Oceans Day at the Ridge Road campus of the Marine Institute in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. World Oceans Day is dedicated to celebrating the benefits provided by the ocean while being aware of the steps people can take to protect them. Participants of all ages were welcomed to attend the free event to participate in activities, engage with educational materials and enjoy performances by local musicians. Photos by Nick Travis  

ECFE Returns to Yarmouth, N.S. After Four-Year Hiatus

Above: The 2023 Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame inductees for Nova Scotia were Terry Zinck, Bruce Atkinson and Penny Graham. Terry Zinck’s award was accepted by his son Brock (L).     The 35th edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition (ECFE), presented by The Navigator Magazine, the TriNav Group of Companies and Master Promotions, wrapped up over the weekend of January 20–21 in Yarmouth, N.S., welcoming 4,274 people from all walks of the commer...

Lobster Season Begins in SW Nova

With the lobster season off and running in Southwestern Nova Scotia, regulators want harvesters to be aware of the risks involved. Vessels will be loaded with traps and gear, increasing the risk of an accident, especially in inclement weather. “Boarding boats in the cold and dark, at the mercy of the weather and the sea, makes fishing dangerous work. Safety is a crucial priority,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig. “One tragedy is one too many, so we urge ...

Splashes of Safety – Fish Safe NS

On September 16, Fish Safe NS held our third annual Splashes of Safety awards dinner. Joined by guests from all sectors of Nova Scotia’s seafood industry, marine suppliers and government representatives, we celebrated safety excellence. Four awards were presented to deserving and hard-working safety champions of the industry, which you can view on the next page. Our Board of Directors, staff and distinguished guests enjoyed an evening of delicious seafood, comedy, music and dancing. We ...