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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 ...

On the Waterfront – January 2023

Another FFAW Executive Stepping Down In a surprising move, Keith Sullivan, president of The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) is stepping down. The decision was announced at a Dec. 1 press conference at the FFAW-Unifor office in St. John’s. Sullivan, who has served as president since 2014, claims the decision is personal and that he has no subsequent employment plans. “It’s a personal choice for me. And most importantly, I think the organization that I’ve been a ...

On the Waterfront – December 2022

Alaska Shutters 2023 Snow Crab Season The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently announced that the Bristol Bay Red King Crab (BBRKC) season will be closed in the Bering Sea for the second consecutive year, as well as the first closing for the Bering Sea snow crab season since the inception of the North Pacific Council. Both were closed due to conservation concerns due to the Bering Sea being warmer and more acidic than ever before. These conditions have caused a 90 per ...

On the Waterfront – November 2022

FFAW Campaign Highlights Gaps in Safety, Healthcare Availability FFAW-Unifor’s newest awareness campaign is looking to tackle safety issues affecting their members such as occupational disease, gaps in safety training, poor infrastructure, repetitive strain injuries and other health and safety issues affecting seafood processing plant workers. They hope highlighting these issues will bring about change from legislators and employers. “It often takes a serious incident for politicians, ...

On the Waterfront – October 2022

Capt Jacques Cartier Joins CCG Fleet In late August, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Capt Jacques Cartier was welcomed into service. A dockside ceremony was held at the vessel’s homeport in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on August 29, where Parliamentary Secretary Darren Fisher and Halifax West Member of Parliament Lena Metlege Diab were joined by Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Shipbuilding and Merial of the Canadian Coast Guard, and Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast ...