Looking to the Past for the Future
William Wordsworth once said “Life is divided into three terms — that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present and from the present, to live better in the future.”
There is a reasonably good chance the iconic English poet was not referring to codfish when he penned these words two centuries ago, but there could be some good advice buried in that immortal poem for commercial harvesters involved in today’s revitalized groundfish ...
Canadian Herring Gillnet Fishery First in the World to Achieve MSC Certification
The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation and its member associations have achieved the globally-recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fishing.
Fall herring from the fishery in Canada’s southern Gulf of St. Lawrence can now be sold with the blue MSC ecolabel indicating it comes from a sustainable, well-managed source. This is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.
‘’We are delighted to see this important fishery ...
A Gillnet Roller Almost Cost Captain Kevin Shaw his Life
It was one of those glorious early September days and the herring were showing up at daybreak aboard the Karla & Brothers, a vessel usually used in the lobster fishery out of the quaint fishing port of Sandford, Nova Scotia.
The village boosts the world’s smallest drawbridge, a tourist attraction. A fish plant is also located on the wharf.
Captain Kevin Shaw and crew, which included his brother Kendall, were fishing on the German Bank, a four-hour sail from Little River Harbour ...
3NO Skate, Monkfish and Hake Fisheries Opening
DFO advises that the Inshore fishery in NAFO Divisions 3NO for skate, monkfish and hake for vessels using longline and gillnet will open on July 7, 2015 at 0600hrs.
This applies to vessel classes A251, A254, A257, A260, A263, A266, A269, and A272.
Licence conditions can be obtained at the Eastern, Central and Labrador Client Services Centre, St. John’s.