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GEAC Attempting to Discredit N.L. Inshore Sector

I feel compelled to respond to the letter submitted to the May issue of The Navigator by Kris Vascotto of the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC). Many of the issues raised by Vascotto require correction or at a minimum, clarification. In many cases, Vascotto cherry picked information and made an attempt to discredit the inshore sector of the fishing industry in this province. The Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council (GIDC) is a recently-establi...

Plant Worker Shortages Still a Chronic Problem

Everyone knows that the lobster industry is far more complex than simply setting and retrieving traps. The multi-billion-dollar Canadian lobster business is a complex web of enterprise with many imperative cogs needed to make the entire system operate smoothly, efficiently and profitably. And if one or more of these cogs is disrupted for some reason, the entire industry can suffer the effects. One such scenario played out in New Brunswick in 2016 involving a severe shortage of processing ...

Surf Clam Decision a Massive Failure on the Part of Fisheries Minister

The recent decision to award 25 per cent of the Arctic surf clam quota in Canada to a bidder consisting of a small company in Nova Scotia and five unknown indigenous band partners in Atlantic Canada appears to be a massive failure. The decision by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc has pitted region against region, has pitted various first nation’s groups against each other, has crippled a multi-million-dollar investment in the fishery by Clearwater and quite possibly will significantly ...

Risk – Winners and Losers

Risk has two parts — one that offers potential for gain, another than could lead to loss. Either outcome is possible, presenting a dilemma. If we don’t take a risk, we lose the opportunity for gain. If we do, we must accept the potential for loss. A lottery ticket is a good example. The potential for a big win is the seductive part, enticing us to take the chance. As the saying goes, you can’t win it, if you’re not in it. But when you buy the ticket, you also accept that you ...

We Need to Enhance Atlantic Canada’s Fisheries

Demand for Canada’s seafood exports should continue to grow dramatically, as Asian markets remain strong and European markets open up under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the EU. Yet many leaders in the seafood industry in Atlantic Canada fear fisheries policies may be adapted in a way that creates instability in the industry and compromises investment and economic growth. In a speech last summer in Nova Scotia, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc hinted at far-rea...

DFO Awards New Arctic Surf Clam License

On Feb. 21. Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced that a new license for Arctic surf clam will be issued to the Five Nations Clam Company. This decision will significantly enhance Indigenous participation in the offshore fishery in Atlantic Canada. The Five Nations Clam Company is a new entity that will be comprised of First Nations from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. This entity will partner with Premium Seafoods to ...

Navigator Publishing Acquires Atlantic Boating and Atlantic Fisherman

The TriNav Group of Companies, parent company of Navigator Publishing, today announced the acquisition of the publishing titles Atlantic Boating Magazine and Atlantic Fisherman from Advocate Media Incorporated. The TriNav Group of Companies, the owners of Navigator Publishing, publisher of the well-known Navigator Magazine, TriNav Marine Brokerage, the largest marine-related broker in Eastern Canada, Halifax, N.S.-based Ocean Yacht Sales and Fairhaven Massachusetts-based Athearn Marine ...

The Navigator Magazine: Chronicling Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry

As you might have noticed from the cover of this magazine, The Navigator is celebrating 20 years of being the authoritative source of trusted, accurate and reliable information on the fishing and marine industries in Atlantic Canada. Being such an important source of information, not to mention a chronology (See feature on page 54) of the fishing industry, is something The Navigator takes very seriously. Over the last two decades, this magazine has established itself as the go-to read for ...

The Navigator: Charting A Course for the Future

In this age of virtually countless and questionable news and information sources, The Navigator Magazine is more relevant than ever. Not too long ago, if information appeared in print, or online in more recent years, it was pretty much assumed that the reader could trust its accuracy. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. In this ever-changing, 24-hour news cycle, anyone in almost ever corner of the world can post information, leaving it up to the overwhelmed reader to determine its ...