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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 ...

Pearcey’s Twine Store

Pearcey's Twine Store and Stage has been a fixture on the Battery side of St. John's harbour for generations. Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican

A Different Type of Harvest

Harvesters in S.W. Nova have been busy gathering rockweed and Irish moss this season. Photos by Kathy Johnson and Lonnie Snow

Wooden Boat Museum Unveils New Exhibit

The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador in Winterton recently unveiled a new exhibit, entitled Evolving Traditions: People, Place and Wooden Boats. The new exhibit is a representation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s diverse boatbuilding heritage and provides a window into the character of the people and the places they belong. The popular Trinity Bay museum underwent an interior makeover over the winter involving the installation of the new exhibit, as well, changes were ...

Snow Crab Landing

The southside of St. John's harbour is bustling again this season as thousands of pounds of snow crab are landed there. Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican

World Oceans Day 2019

June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. Each year, an increasing number of countries and organizations mark this day as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help to protect it. Thousands of leading aquariums, governments, conservation organizations, schools and individuals around the world ...

Cleaning the Oceans: One Tire at a Time

Newfoundland commercial diver Shawn Bath has taken on a very daunting challenge. The Twillingate native is the founder of the Clean Harbours Initiative, a not-for-profit organization aimed at cleaning up the harbours in and around Newfoundland. After diving commercially for 21 years, he noticed the increasing amount of garbage, intentionally or otherwise, littering the bottoms of the harbours and decided to do something about it. The goal of the Clean Harbours Initiative is to remove ...