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Possibility for a Busy 2019 Ice Season

Navigating the ice-filled water of Atlantic Canada is no easy task. However, keeping the shipping lanes open to commercial and fishing traffic is not exactly a walk in the park either. One of the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) primary roles in this region is icebreaking. The CCG recently provided its annual technical briefing outlining the upcoming ice season. Brad Durnford, superintendent of ice operations for the Atlantic Region, said it is possible the 2019 ice season could be a ...

2018: A Below Average Year for Ice

After experiencing several recent hard springs battling heavy ice, it looks like most fishermen will be catching a break this year. At a recent technical briefing in St. John’s, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) reported that ice conditions are far more favourable than in the last years — when heavy ice delayed fishing seasons and damaged valuable vessels and gear. Trevor Hodgson, CCG icebreaking superintendent for the Atlantic region said while ice conditions were heavy last year in ...