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The Twine Loft – November 2019

Passed On: Albert MacEachern – Cape George, N.S. fisherman MacEachern, 82, passed away on September 18 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Alex and Ruth (Conrad) MacEachern. A lifelong resident of ‘The Cape,’ he was a fisherman and a wooden boat builder. Boat building began at an early age with his father, who taught him the love of boats. When he retired, he began making model boats and lighthouses. Many of his model boats and ...

On the Waterfront – November 2019

Cape Bald Packers Announces Construction of New Lobster Processing Facility Cape Bald Packers says it will build a new lobster processing facility in Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick after the company lost two plants to separate fires back in February. The new 50,000-square-foot facility will be located in Cap-Pelé. The company expects the site to be up and running by May 2020, when spring lobster season will kick-off. Although the company will build a new facility in Cap-Pelé, it decided to ...

Marine Industry to Be Showcased at Moncton Trade Show This January

Atlantic Canada’s all-encompassing commercial marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, is charting its course for Moncton this January 24 and 25. For those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with businesses who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine industries running, the event takes over the Moncton Coliseum Complex as Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. The two days provide a key opportunity for members of the ...

The Twine Loft – October 2019

Passed On: Gregory Bernard – Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and Shubenacadie Mi’kmaw Nation, N.S. Fisherman Bernard, 35, passed away on July 31. Born on July 2, 1984, in Antigonish, he was a son of Roger Sark and Nancy Ann Bernard. He was a fishing captain and fishing was his pride and joy and a big part of his life. Passed On: Jim Morgan – St. John’s, N.L. Former N.L. Provincial Minister of Fisheries Morgan, 79, passed away on August 4 at Pleasant View Towers in St. John’s. Born ...

On the Waterfront – October 2019

Dorian Packed a Punch but No Major Damage Reported Fish harvesters in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island were taking no chances and secured their gear and vessels prior to Hurricane Dorian’s arrival on Sept. 7. And Dorian did not disappoint. Packing high waves, massive storm surges and winds in excess of 100km/h, the first major storm of the season really packed a punch. But the precautions taken by most fishermen appeared to pay off, as there were reports of only minor ...

The Twine Loft – July 2019

Passed On: Robert Colbourne – St. Lunaire-Griquet, N.L. fisherman Colbourne, 52, passed away on May 28. He was born on April 25, 1967 to Eliza and Winston Colbourne and was the youngest of three children. He worked hard to provide for his family, unselfishly spending long periods of time at sea. He started fishing with his father when he was a teenager in L’Anse aux Meadows. After he was married, he went to Ontario for three summers sandblasting and painting. He then started fishing in ...

On the Waterfront – July 2019

Fatal Fishing Accident Off Labrador A 52-year-old veteran Newfoundland fisherman died after falling overboard from an offshore fishing vessel on May 28. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) reported that the fisherman, identified as Robert Colbourne of St. Lunaire-Griquet, N.L., went overboard while working on the Newfoundland Victor about 400 kilometres northeast of Nain, between Labrador and Greenland. The TSB has deployed a team of investigators to St. Anthony, Newfoundland and ...

2019 Crab and Lobster Overview

For the past 10 years, I have made an annual trip to New Brunswick following the Boston Seafood Show to discuss the market outlook for snow crab and lobster with harvesters and processors in a series of meetings around the province, sponsored by the Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Here are a few thoughts on those species.   Snow Crab I heard from several people at the Boston Seafood show that sentiment on crab changed on the last day of the show. At least two Japanese orders ...

The Twine Loft – June 2019

Passed On: Niko Clair – Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, N.S. fisherman Clair, 29, died tragically with his cousin, Ozzy Clair, on April 8, 2019, in his home of Paqtnkek Mikmaw Nation, Antigonish County. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and loved to teach anyone who wanted to learn. He was a prankster with a contagious laugh and smile. He often volunteered and was there for anyone in time of need, especially when the community needed a fire keeper for ceremonies or funerals. He ...

On the Waterfront – June 2019

FFAW Concerned Over Grieg Aquaculture Applications On May 2, the FFAW-Unifor said it was notified of three applications by Grieg Aquaculture for sites east of Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay. The union is now calling on the provincial government to not to move forward with any project approval until it has pursued a proper consultation process with fish harvesters, as this project may put the livelihood of harvesters in the area at risk. The three sites are for Darby Harbour, Butler ...