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The Twine Loft – October 2017

Passed On: Edward Nickerson – Deep Cove Island, N.S. Fisherman Nickerson, 83, passed away peacefully at home on August 13. Born March 28, 1934 in Comeau’s Hill, he was the son of the late Gordon and Ethel (Kenney) Nickerson. He started fishing full-time at the age of 11 with his father. At 17, he skippered his own fishing boat until he retired in 1995 and was a constant mentor to his grandsons. Passed On: Michael Miller – Chéticamp, N.S. Fisherman Miller, 73, passed away ...

On the Waterfront — December 2016

EU Decides to Forgo Lobster Ban The European Union has decided that lobster from Canada and the United States are not an invasive species after all, averting a ban on the live import of the valuable commodity. The EU’s Committee on Invasive Alien Species told Sweden, the member nation that had sought the ban after discovering American lobsters off its coast, that it would not list Homerus Americanus for technical reasons, even though Sweden’s argument had persuaded the forum of EU ...

Icewater Seafoods Calls for Balance in Newfoundland Cod Allocations, Management

In a statement to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, which recently held a hearing in St. John’s, Icewater Seafoods called for a more balanced approach to the exploitation of Northern cod stocks. Icewater is the second largest holder of enterprise (greater than 100-foot vessel) allocations for Northern cod and is the company that received the cod allocations formerly belonging to Fishery Products International. When that company was split up and sold to ...

On the Waterfront — April 2016

CETA Proceeding Despite Uncertain N.L. Fisheries Fund In late February, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said the legal review of the English text of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is complete and is expected to come into effect in 2017. However, there was no word on where things stand with the $400-million joint fund for Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishery. First proclaimed in October 2013, the fund was to be cost-shared, with ...