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Demand for Seafood Remains Strong, says N.B. Minister

Since becoming New Brunswick’s Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries in September 2020, Margaret Johnson says she has spoken to numerous fisheries and aquaculture associations and organizations and “looks forward to continuing the dialogue in 2021.” Looking back on 2020, in a statement to The Navigator, Johnson said “While there was a reduction in seafood exports in 2020 as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and many of our promotional activities were cancelled, demand ...

On the Waterfront – April 2020

Conservation Groups Welcome Ruling on Hatchery Expansion Ecojustice, on behalf of grassroots groups and individuals concerned about the health of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, welcomed the recent Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador’s decision on the Indian Head Hatchery Expansion Project. Ecojustice went to court in November 2019 on behalf of the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland, the Freshwater-Alexander Bays Ecosystem Corporation, the Port au Port Bay Fishery Committee, ...

On the Waterfront – February 2020

New Processing Facility to be Built in Digby Construction is expected to start this spring on a new $14.25-million, 43,580-square-foot seafood production facility in the Digby Industrial Park. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced in December the approval of a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for fish harvesting and processing company Scotia Harvest Inc. The company is eligible to earn a maximum innovation rebate of $1,863,333 upon completion of its ...

New Brunswick’s Connors Brothers Files for Creditor Protection

In late November, Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick-based Connors Bros. filed for creditor protection, as part of a larger bankruptcy filing by its parent company, San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based Bumble Bee Foods. According to media reports, Connors Bros. had commenced court-supervised restructuring proceedings under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, as had fellow Bumble Bee affiliate Cloverleaf Holdings Company. The companies operate the Bumble Bee, Clover Leaf and Brunsw...

Moncton Hosts Nation’s Largest Commercial Marine Trade Event This Week

Fish Canada Workboat Canada, the nation’s largest commercial marine event, is taking over the Moncton Coliseum complex this Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25. Presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the show highlights the importance of fishing and related sectors throughout Atlantic Canada and brings together thousands of visitors every two years. “We’re bracing for a potentially record-breaking edition,” says Shawn Murphy, Show Manager. “It’s a completely ...

Three New Inductees to Join Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame

Moncton, NB – Fish Canada Workboat Canada, the nation’s largest commercial marine event returning to Moncton this January 24 & 25, is announcing three new inductees to be honoured at this year’s event. Presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, these awards pay a lasting tribute to those who have made valuable contributions in any sector of the marine industry. The awards are presented in three categories: Mariner, recognizing individuals who work or have worked on the ...

Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event Opens in Moncton Next Month

Atlantic Canada’s all-encompassing commercial marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, is charting its course for Moncton this January 24 & 25. With exhibit booth space nearly sold out, and visitor registration quickly surpassing previous records, all signs point to an exciting edition next month. This biennial event is the largest commercial marine trade show in the country. At its last edition in 2018, a record 6,659 visitors took to the show floor, and current pre-registration ...

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 ...