Beneath the Surface
A professor in the Department of Ocean Science at Memorial University recently unveiled a series of underwater photos from various Newfoundland harbours and the results were quite disturbing.
Corey Morris explained that the purpose of the survey, conducted from 2007 to 2016, was to study the effects of harbour infrastructure on fish and fish habitat. But it was the amount of garbage on the bottom that really stood out, he noted.
The researchers monitored 20 locations over the course of ...
Federal Government Announces Projects to Improve Safety and Working Conditions for Harbour Users
Senator David Wells, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in improvement projects at three Newfoundland and Labrador small craft harbours.
This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users.
This investment of up to $3.17 million will enable the following projects to be undertaken over the next two years:
Flatrock – reinforcement of the ...
Bluenose II Public Harbour Tour Schedule Posted
The Bluenose II public harbour tour schedule has been posted now that Capt. Phil Watson has deemed the crew ready to sail.
The schedule is subject to change in the event of unfavourable sailing conditions.
"We can now say with confidence that the Bluenose II will be back as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador this summer," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. "Nova Scotians and visitors from all over Canada, and the world, will have the chance to see and ...