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 ...
The Squid Return
Numerous Eastern Newfoundland ports witnessed the return of squid this past summer. Bay de Verde was one community where fishermen got their squid jiggers out of storage to haul up a few of the inky cephalopods.
Photos by Mark Blundon
Annual Tuna Tournament – Important to Scientific Research
A total of 37 tuna were landed during the 15th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival weigh-in on Aug. 18–25, with a 680-pound bluefin caught by the captain (Cory Nickerson) and crew of Keepin’ Busy topping the scale to win the Milton J. Comeau Memorial Cup for heaviest fish.
Sixteen vessels participated in this year’s tournament, catching 16 bluefin, 20 big eye and one albacore. The heaviest bluefin caught in the Hell Hole weighed in at 360 pounds and was caught by the Jasmine ...