LFA 34 Season Opening
The season in lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 was late starting due to inclement weather. The all-important lobster season off Southwest Nova Scotia kicked off on Dec. 8 instead of the scheduled Nov. 30.
Kathy Johnson photos
2020 N.L. Recreational Groundfish Fishery
The 2020 recreational groundfish fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador saw an uptick in participation with approximately 8,000 vessels leaving docks and wharves around the province. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans stated that enforcement officers reported 37 violations with 22 charges issued and 15 written warnings.
Squid Fishery Making a Comeback in N.L.
The squid jigging grounds are providing a valuable fishery once again in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a landed value that has increased 10-fold from 2017 to 2019.
“It’s really a fishery that’s hard to predict. We’ve gone years and years with no landings whatsoever and in the last three years have had substantial landings, each year being better than the last,” said Robert Keenan, project manager with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW).
According to statistics ...
David Greening: Fishing Vessel Artwork
To say fishing vessel owners are proud of their boats would be an understatement. In this photo feature, Navigator contributing photographer David Greening highlights some of the striking artwork some Newfoundland boat owners have incorporated into the look of their vessels.
Photos by David Greening
Fish Canada Workboat Canada Attendance Breaks Record
Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame Welcomes Three New Inductees
Above: Laurence Cook's award was accepted by his daughters Allyson and Hannah, left, and friend Melanie Sonnenberg.
Big crowds were the name of the game for Canada’s largest commercial marine event — Fish Canada Workboat Canada, held Jan. 24–25 in Moncton.
A record total of 7,237 attendees made it out over the show’s two days, with a mix of professionals from fisheries, aquaculture, workboat operati...
LFA 33-34 Dumping Day 2019
Above: A fishing boat steams into the West Head wharf on Cape Sable Island for another load of pots while another already loaded heads for the fishing grounds.
Photos by Kathy Johnson
Positive Year for P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen
Catches and Prices Steady
While the final tally isn’t in, indications are 2019 has been a successful year for Prince Edward Island lobster fishermen.
Bobby Jenkins, president of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA), said while he hasn’t seen any reports yet, from what he’s been hearing “everything is pretty positive as far as landings go,” in lobster fishing area (LFA) 25, which closed on October 10.
“The shore price was up from last year, not a significant ...
Stages & Stories
The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBM) changed the format a little this year for its yearly conference and annual general meeting.
The 12th annual event took place on Sept. 13–15 and began on Friday evening at the Winterton-based museum with a meet and greet.
On Saturday, the festivities moved down the Trinity Bay shore to the nearby community of New Perlican for a day of food and fishing heritage.
Delegates and participants got to take a ride in a traditional ...