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Demand for N.B. Seafood at an All-Time High

New Brunswick seafood exports reached an all-time high in 2021, surpassing $1.9 billion from January to October. “New Brunswick saw the largest growth in Canada for seafood exports with an additional $742 million in revenues, surpassing every other Canadian province by at least $230 million,” said Margaret Johnson, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. “With an increased demand for frozen seafood at both food service and retail markets, New Brunswick captured that ...

Fish Canada Workboat Canada Delayed Until March

Master Promotions Ltd. announced today that the Fish Canada Workboat Canada show, originally scheduled to take place January 21-22, 2022, has been delayed. The event will now take place March 25 - 26, 2022 at the Moncton Coliseum. This decision was not made lightly, but due to the increasing spread of the new COVID-10 variant and new gathering restrictions, we felt compelled to take action. As always, the health and safety of our exhibitors, partners, visitors, and contractors remains our ...

New Brunswick Lobster Pot Tree Promotes the Giving Spirit

More than $10,000 has been raised in support of the local food bank through the sponsorship of buoys for the St. Andrews, New Brunswick lobster pot Christmas tree since the tradition was started by local business owners four years ago. “Me and a lady by the name of Alisan Bailey, her husband is a fisherman, we always joked about doing a small lobster pot tree on my deck at the pub for Christmas,” said Kevin Simmonds, who owns the Red Herring Pub in the coastal New Brunswick town. ...

20th Anniversary of The Fish Canada Workboat Canada Show This January

Canada’s largest commercial marine event is charting course for the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick. The much-anticipated event is scheduled to take place January 21 and 22, 2022 – kicking off the 20th edition of this biennial event. With Moncton as a central location to much of the surrounding coastal regions, Fish Canada Workboat Canada attracts people from the fishing, aquaculture, processing, and workboat industries from throughout the Maritimes and Quebec’s Gaspé ...

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 ...