Fallout Continues Over Salmon Die-Off on N.L.’s South Coast
The Newfoundland and Labrador aquaculture industry is still reeling following a massive die-off of 2.6-million farmed salmon on the province’s south coast.
In late September, news broke of an extensive Atlantic salmon die mortality at several Northern Harvest Sea Farms facilities. The company, which is owned by international aquaculture giant Mowi, said the salmon pens were exposed to high water temperatures over an 11-to-13-day period, causing low oxygen conditions that resulted in fish ...
International Cold Water Prawn Forum to be Held in St. John’s
The biennial conference of the International Cold Water Prawn Forum (ICWPF) will be taking place on November 14, 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The conference is one of the ICWPF’s core events, bringing together key industry stakeholders from around the world. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, in downtown St. John’s.
With its headquarters in Denmark, the ICWPF, formed in 2013, promotes opportunities in and benefits of cold water prawns by offering a ...
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 ...
A Season of Highs and Lows for N.L. Aquaculture Industry
The month of September was certainly a memorable one, both good and bad, for the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, involving a myriad of issues and developments.
As industry stakeholders gathered in St. John’s for their annual convention and trade show in late September, news broke of an extensive Atlantic salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast.
Northern Harvest Sea Farms reported that it had experienced a significant die-off of salmon at several of its facili...
Stages & Stories
The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador (WBM) changed the format a little this year for its yearly conference and annual general meeting.
The 12th annual event took place on Sept. 13–15 and began on Friday evening at the Winterton-based museum with a meet and greet.
On Saturday, the festivities moved down the Trinity Bay shore to the nearby community of New Perlican for a day of food and fishing heritage.
Delegates and participants got to take a ride in a traditional ...
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 ...
Jim Morgan: A Rebel with a Cause
On August 4, one of the province’s best-known politicians passed away at Pleasant View Towers in St. John’s.
Jim Morgan’s long-standing image in the public eye, even after he officially ended his formal stint in politics/government in 1989, demonstrated the life of a consummate politician.
While I worked with him, I was both surprised and honoured to be called by his wife Denise to pay tribute. I will try to portray his contribution to the people of this Rock and Big Land, primarily ...
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 ...
Pearcey’s Twine Store
Pearcey's Twine Store and Stage has been a fixture on the Battery side of St. John's harbour for generations.
Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican