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Advance Notice of Fisheries Closures (Presence of NARW)

Above: Map 1. Map identifying the grid closures in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence due to the presence of NARW. NOTICE OF FISHERIES CLOSURES: PRESENCE OF NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES Moncton (New Brunswick) – May 14, 2019 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – Gulf Region is providing a notice of temporary fisheries closures of a fishing area due to the confirmed presence of North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW). Due to the confirmed presence of more than three NARW outside the ...

The Twine Loft – May 2019

Passed On: Robert Comeau – Meteghan Centre, N.S. machinist Comeau, 86, passed away on March 3 at home. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Albenie and Marguerite (Melanson) Comeau. He joined the army on August 4, 1950 where he trained at Camp Borden and afterwards in Petawawa with the 1st Battalion R.C.R. He was awarded his Paratroopers Wings on Jan. 26, 1951 in Rivers, Manitoba. Robert served in Korea from March 1952–March 1953. He was awarded the U.N. Medal, Korean Medal and ...

The Twine Loft – April 2019

Passed On: Murray Ossinger – Gunning Cove, N.S. fisherman Ossinger, 89, passed away at the Roseway Hospital on February 13. Born in Watertown, Maine, he was a son of the late Hilburne and Eva (Goulden) Ossinger. He was an avid fisherman all his working life. Passed On: Martin Fisher – Southwest Port Mouton, N.S. fisherman Fisher, 57, passed away on February 8 at the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of Hazel (Allison) Fisher of Port Mouton and the ...

On the Waterfront – April 2019

Aerial Surveillance Contract Awarded to N.L. Company The federal government recently announced that it is awarding a five-year, $128 million contract to PAL Aerospace, an international aerospace and defence company based in St. John’s. This new contract will provide fisheries officers with longer range aircraft, expanding their range of operations and giving them enhanced tools to combat illegal fishing and increase Canada’s maritime security. The contract will also allow high-fishing ...

New Brunswick’s Largest Events for Boating, Fishing and the Outdoors Take Over Moncton This Weekend

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this weekend, March 29 to 31. The New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum are expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes. With a non-stop schedule of events and special attractions, the shows promise the latest and greatest gear and advice for all kinds of outdoors enthusiasts. “We always look forward to ...

Boating, Fishing, Hunting and More: Three Events Take Over the Moncton Coliseum March 29 to 31

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this March 29 to 31: the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. Expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes, attendees will get the chance to experience the latest in boating, fishing, hunting, and the best of the region’s outdoor adventures. “This unique lineup of shows brings together some of the ...

The Twine Loft – March 2019

Passed On: William Parsons – Salmon Cove, N.L. labour leader Parsons passed away on January 26 at the Carbonear General Hospital following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He left his home in Flatrock at the age of 16 to teach, but soon realized that the classroom was not for him, so he moved on to the iron ore mine in what is now Labrador City. Having not yet reached the mandatory age to work in the mine, he worked in the kitchen until his 18th birthday. He signed his first union ...

On the Waterfront – March 2019

Cooke Acquires Seajoy Seafood Cooke Inc. recently announced the completion of its acquisition of the Seajoy Seafood Corporation group, one of the largest vertically integrated, premium shrimp farms in Latin America. “The acquisition of Seajoy is an important element in our focus on product diversification to meet our customers’ needs,” said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. “Seajoy is a world-leading shrimp producer utilizing the highest quality and food safety standards and newest ...