On the Waterfront – January 2024
FCWC Returns to Moncton for 21st Edition
Canada’s largest marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada (FCWC), is returning to the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, N.B. from January 19–20, 2024.
The trade show, presented by The Navigator in partnership with Master Promotions, drew over 7,000 visitors during its 20th edition in 2022. The 2024 event, according to show manager Shawn Murphy, is expected to significantly exceed past records.
“Exhibitors have been expressing their excitement to ...
On the Waterfront – December 2023
DFO Implements New Assessment Model for Northern Cod Stocks
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a new model for assessing 2J3KL Northern cod stocks which evaluates long-term productivity from 1954 to the present using tagging and landing data.
The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW), Newfoundland and Labrador’s fish harvester’s union, called this move towards a new model a “positive step for federal fisheries science.”
“We applaud the considerable ...
On the Waterfront – November 2023
North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show Back in St. John’s This Fall
The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show, presented by The Navigator Magazine and Master Promotions, is back in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from November 17 to 18.
“This event is always a keystone for Newfoundland’s fishing industry,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “It’s amazing to see how far the industry progresses every two years, so we can’t wait to put some new products and developments in ...
On the Waterfront – October 2023
New Commercial Whelk Fishery Launching in Nova Scotia
Diane Lebouthillier, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that a new whelk fishery will be opened off of eastern Cape Breton in spring 2024.
After monitoring the exploratory whelk fishery in NAFO area 4Vs, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) determined that a commercial fishery would now be “commercially and biologically sustainable.” Whelks are edible molluscs that are predominantly ...
On the Waterfront – August 2023
Investigations Ongoing into OceanGate Disaster
In light of the implosion that claimed five lives aboard the Titan submarine that offered a guided tour of the wreckage of the Titanic, several official organizations are investigating the factors that contributed to the incident.
Authorities from the Transportation Safety Board in Canada and the U.S. Coast Guard, assisted by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board have launched investigations, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ...
On the Waterfront – July 2023
Port of Stephenville Acquired by World Energy GH2
World Energy GH2 Inc. has successfully closed a deal to acquire the port from the town of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador as part of their Project Nujio’qonik to ship green hydrogen and ammonia to international markets.
Project Nujio’qonik aims to produce hydrogen by 2025 as part of a Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance, which calls on the two partner countries to invest in the renewable energy source. The wind-generated hydrogen ...
On the Waterfront – June 2023
Record Prices for N.L. Lobster
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Standing Fish Price Setting Panel has come to the decision to side with the final price offer made by the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) for lobster in 2023, with the season opening at $14.37 per pound.
The final offers by both the FFAW and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) were based on the “Average of Thursday-Tuesday” Urner Barry (UB) Index, which provides information on the price of live lobster in the ...
On the Waterfront – April 2023
SEA-NL Elects New President
Pamela Patten, a Fortune-based enterprise owner, has been elected to replace Jason Sullivan as President of Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) — an organization that represents owner-operators in N.L.
Patten, who has been an enterprise owner for 11 years and a harvester for 22, is believed to be the first female to lead a fisheries organization in the province’s history. She was elected to lead the organization during ...
On the Waterfront – March 2023
ASP Names New Executive Director
The Association of Seafood Producers recently named Jeff Loder as its new executive director.
“Jeff’s experience as a senior executive and negotiator provincially, nationally and internationally will be an outstanding asset to our membership and ASP team,” said Paul Grant, Board Chair, Association of Seafood Producers.
“His extensive background in negotiations and his passion for advocating on behalf of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery will ...
On the Waterfront – February 2023
Greg Pretty Elected as New FFAW President
Long-time staffer of the Fisheries, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor), Greg Pretty, was elected president by the union’s executive council in a 43-11 vote after the recent departure of previous president, Keith Sullivan.
The presidential race was between Pretty and west coast fisherman Dave Callahan. Seaward Enterprises Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SEA-NL) president Jason Sullivan’s bid for leadership was earlier ...