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Mark Blundon On the Water
N.L. photographer Mark Blundon has been providing the Navigator Magazine with photos of local fisheries vessels for several years.
Photos by Mark Blundon
Bluenose Centennial Celebrations Underway
This year marks the 100th anniversary since the launch of Canada’s most iconic sailing vessel, the Bluenose. To honour the anniversary, the Bluenose II, the replica schooner, will be visiting numerous Nova Scotia harbours over the summer, including ports of call in both New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The Bluenose II, shown here, visited Halifax harbour and the Bedford Basin on July 26 and 27.
Photos by Tracey Wallace
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).
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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