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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...

Three New Inductees to Join Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame

Moncton, NB – Fish Canada Workboat Canada, the nation’s largest commercial marine event returning to Moncton this January 24 & 25, is announcing three new inductees to be honoured at this year’s event. Presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, these awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry. The awards are presented in three categories: Mariner, recognizing individuals who work or have worked on the ...

Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo Wraps Up Record-Breaking Event in Yarmouth

One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on January 26.  The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of two days.  “The first day of the show was like nothing we’ve ever seen in this venue,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “It was a door-busting crowd — we even had to ...

2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Inductees

Cecil Pitcher Mariner Cecil Pitcher was born in 1931, in the small, isolated town of St. Jones Without, Trinity Bay. When he became old enough, he started fishing with his father, two brothers and his uncle. They fished cod from a trapskiff using cod traps and long lines. The family moved from St. Jones Without to Heart’s Content in 1952. They continued the cod fishery there using their trapskiffs until 1971, when they purchased a larger and more modern 45-foot longliner, the Henry and ...

Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event a Near Sell-Out; Online Registration Now Open

With exhibit booth space nearly sold out, excitement is mounting for the next edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada, returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex January 26-27, 2018. This biennial event is Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. It welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with those who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running. “The fishing industry continues to be very ...

2017 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition

Attendance Numbers Soar at Leading Commercial Fisheries Event The 2017 edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, Canada’s longest-running and most successful commercial fishing show, took place February 3 and 4 at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth. Hailed as an unequivocal success by all involved, this key industry event welcomed 4,726 visitors. “We were completely thrilled with this year’s edition of the show,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “This was the ...

North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show 2016

Record-Breaking Attendance at Fifth Anniversary Edition of Commercial Marine Event The fifth edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show took place November 18 and 19 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Held biennially, the 2016 edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event featured more than 100 exhibitors with boats, engines, electronics, supplies, safety gear, fish processing equipment and services for commercial fishermen and other workboats. “...

Eugene O’Leary Takes the Reins at LCC: New President a Staunch Believer in Marketing Canadian Lobsters and Owner/Operator Policy

Eugene O’Leary, an inshore harvester from Guysborough County, is the newly minted president of the Lobster Council of Canada (LCC). He is adamant about two beliefs — the Atlantic lobster needs a marketing strategy with a global reach which the LCC can accomplish, but needs the entire industry behind it and secondly the demise of the owner/operator policy will be end of the independent harvester. O’Leary was in Yarmouth recently to attend a director’s meeting of the council when ...

Fish Canada Workboat Canada Success: Best Edition in Over a Decade for Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event

The 2016 edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada took the Moncton Coliseum by storm January 22 and 23. By all accounts, this 17th edition of the show exceeded previous editions in terms of size, sales and overall attendance. The largest commercial marine tradeshow in the country, Fish Canada Workboat Canada 2016 welcomed 5,532 visitors, a 20 per cent increase over the last edition in 2014. “I’m so pleased with the show’s success,” said Shawn Murphy, show manager. “This was ...

Dick Stewart Calling it Quits After 76 Years in the Fishery

Even though he was born in Ottawa 84 years ago, salt water has never been far from Dick Stewart’s mind or veins, as he reminisced about the commercial fisheries he has been a part of in one way or another for seven decades. “My father was from Nova Scotia but my mother was American. We moved to the Lockeport area of Nova Scotia in the 1940s and that’s when my brother and I bought a lobster fishing license. I was 12 years old,” he said. “I well remember that we received 20 cents ...