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A Man Who Always Had a Plan

Lawrence (Laurie) Sullivan Passed Away April 5 in Calvert at age 59 Lawrence (Laurie) Sullivan had a plan to take his grandchildren capelin fishing in a new boat he was building next to his house in Calvert on the southern shore. The 59-year-old fisherman and heavy equipment operator did not get a chance to carry out that plan, however, after an accident claimed his life near the town’s wharf this spring. His son, Jason, said the family plans to finish the boat, but the tragedy has ...

“We Lost Our Admiral, But We Are Staying On Course”

Fishing Industry Reflects on Life and Impact of Christian Brun Michel Richard’s voice was filled with emotion and pride as he spoke about Christian Brun, the executive director of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union. Brun, 46, was killed in a head-on collision in Miramichi, N.B., Dec. 5, 2016, leaving a void in both Richard’s personal and professional life. In the weeks since his death, the organization has been moving forward, continuing with the work started under Brun’s leadershi...

P.E.I. Fishing Industry Mourns Loss of Tony Carter

On September 22, Prince Edward Island lost an important and universally respected leader in the province’s fishery. Tony Carter, a fisherman out of Red Head Harbour in Morell, was just 47 when he died suddenly. Tony was an active volunteer in the fishery for almost 15 years. He was the president of the Eastern Kings Fishermen’s Association (EKFA), a member of the board of directors of the PEI Fishermen’s Association and a long-standing member of both the LFA 24 Lobster Advisory ...

A Life Forging Ahead on Sea and Land

Above photo: The Merasheen Venture is currently fished by the Forseys. It was purchased by Max Forsey as a temporary boat while he searched for a larger vessel. Submitted photo. Newfoundland Fisherman Maxwell Forsey Passed Away in August, Aged 65 On a wall in Travis Forsey’s shed in Fortune are photos of the fishing vessels his father, Maxwell (Max) Forsey had fished on or had bought over the years while running his fishing enterprise. There are photos of Max Forsey and his ...