On the Waterfront – September 2023
Nova Scotia Vessel Sinks off N.L.
The Addie N’ Ainslie, a vessel based out of Sambro, N.S., sank on July 11 while fishing for halibut off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
After a split shaft punched a hole in the hull, the boat containing seven fish harvesters began to rapidly take on water.
The crew was able to signal first responders and cram into a lifeboat before being taken aboard a container ship. The next morning, the crew was picked up by the Canadian Coast Guard and dropped ...
Chalk One Up for the Underdogs
Who says you can’t take on the federal government and win?
Lobster fishermen in nearby Maine have proven that it is still possible to take on regulators and come out on top — even if it involves something as contentious and controversial as North Atlantic right whales.
Fishermen in this region are no strangers to ever-increasing regulations surrounding endangered right whales. Over the last few years, snow crab and lobster harvesters have endured numerous fishing closures due to the ...
Investors Swoon Over Land-Based Salmon Farming in Maine
Down East Maine is one of the poorest parts of the United States.
The area used to have large numbers of salmon canneries and paper mills, which have all disappeared.
Now, the drop in costs for land-based salmon farming has resulted in an investor-led rush to acquire and build suitable properties in Maine.
The latest investment group is Whole Oceans, a company owned by the private equity venture group called Emergent Holdings, which first filed its Securities and Exchange Commission ...
On the Waterfront – January 2018
Clearwater Unveils Newest Addition to Clam Fleet
On December 1, Clearwater Seafoods welcomed the Anne Risley into its fleet of clam vessels during an official ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax.
The company said the new vessel further strengthens Clearwater’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, frozen-at-sea, wild-caught Arctic surf clams to its customers around the world.
“The Anne Risley represents a $70-million investment to replace an existing 31-year-old clam vessel with a ...