Ropeless Gear Not a Viable Option for Now
Above: Coldwater Lobster Association members involved with the ropeless gear at-sea trials talk about their findings during a seminar presentation at the Eastern Canada Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much
promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a
North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
The trials were conducted last fall by the ...
Organizations Assist in Making Vessel Safety Compliance Easier
Above: Participants listen to the presenters at the Safety at Sea: a Wave of Change seminar at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo
Between the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and Transport Canada, efforts are being made easier for mariners to ensure they are complying with the new federal regulations that came into effect in July 2017.
While that was the main message at the Safety at Sea: A
Wave of Change seminar at 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 ...