Maritimes’ Largest Boat Show Opens This Week in Halifax
Halifax, NS – Starting this Thursday, visitors will get a glimpse of the year’s largest display of watercraft in the Maritimes at the Halifax International Boat Show. Held at the Halifax Exhibition Centre from February 7th through 10th, the show welcomes a variety of the region’s top dealers, hundreds of models and exhibitors, and features to entertain the whole family.
“We’re looking forward to opening the doors this week on a highly anticipated edition of the Halifax Internatio...
New N.S. Live Lobster Certification Program Expected in Late Spring/Early Summer
The Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has plans to roll out a new live lobster certification program this year that will up the industry’s game in the marketing world.
An overview of the program and its development was presented at the Fisheries Minister’s Conference in Halifax on Feb. 22 by Stacey Frame, marine advisor for the department and Michelle Theriault, Director of the Universite Saintè-Anne Petit-de-Grat campus and coordinator of the Marine Research Centre....
N.S. Fishing Industry Gathers for Annual Conference
Photo above: More than 400 fishing industry harvesters, processors and representatives gathered in Halifax on Feb. 22 and 23 for the 20th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, which also attracted 40 exhibitors to the accompanying trade show. Kathy Johnson photo.
More than 400 fishing industry harvesters, processors and representatives gathered in Halifax on Feb. 22 and 23 for the 20th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquacult...
Pending Changes to Federal Environmental Assessment Legislation Cause for Concern
Above photo: More than 100 people demonstrated in Halifax on Jan. 24 to raise awareness about plans to modify the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
A growing consortium of more than 20 Atlantic Canadian and Quebec community, environmental, Indigenous, fishery and non-governmental organizations have come together to form the Offshore Alliance.
The organization’s goal is to sound the alarm bells about pending changes to federal legislation that may give east coast petroleum ...
Operating in Poor Weather Led to the 2016 Fatal Sinking of the Pop’s Pride
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that adverse weather conditions led to the sinking of the small open fishing vessel Pop’s Pride and the loss of life of its four occupants in September 2016, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The report also highlights the continued need for focused and concerted action by all levels of government and industry members to fully address the safety risks and deficiencies that persist in Canada’s fishing industry.
In the ...
Saving Lives in Atlantic Canada — The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax
Search and Rescue (SAR) is an absolute necessity in Atlantic Canada, where long coastlines and deep waters combine with often tempestuous weather, increasing cruise ship traffic and ever active, often high-risk fishery operations.
The Search and Rescue Region (SRR) Halifax covers 4.7-million square kilometres and over 29,000 kilometres of coastline. The region encompasses all of the Atlantic provinces, the eastern half of Quebec, the southern half of Baffin Island and a large area of the ...
Ship’s Crew Hospitalized After Eating Tainted Fish
Health officials in New Brunswick say food poisoning has hospitalized the majority of the crew from a ship in the port of Saint John, the Canadian Press reported.
The ship involved is the Panama-registered Balsa 85 and the crew is from the Philippines.
Fourteen of 19 crew members are in serious but stable condition at Saint John Regional Hospital after eating toxic fish on the ship Saturday.
CP reported that the tainted fish was caught in international waters and there is no risk to ...