2020 New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Inductees
Builder | Grand Manan, N.B.
Despite being born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Laurence was a proud Grand Mananer. Returning home at the age of two, he was raised on Grand Manan and after attending Dalhousie University, he returned and lived the remainder of his life on the island.
Although his children Allyson, Hannah and Wesley Cook were his true life’s work, he made his living as a fisherman. Starting as a deckhand, he eventually built his own business, Shadrack Fisheries....
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 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.
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 ...