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On the Waterfront – August 2020

N.L. Capelin Price Up 20 Per Cent In mid-June, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Standing Fish Price-Setting Panel sided with harvesters and increased the 2020 price of capelin by 20 per cent over 2019 prices. Fishermen will now receive $0.42/pound for Grade A capelin. Last year they received $0.35/pound. The FFAW, which negotiated on behalf of the harvesters, stated that over the past two years, capelin collective bargaining has increased prices by 68 per cent over 2018 levels. The ...

The Twine Loft – August 2020

Passed On: Isaac Kettle – St. Lawrence, N.L. fisherman Kettle, 33, passed away suddenly at sea on May 26. Passed On: William O’Brien – Bay Bulls, N.L. businessman O’Brien, 79, passed away on June 25 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Born on January 21, 1941, he owned and operated a number of fish businesses in a career spanning six decades. As a businessman, he was fortunate to visit many places throughout the world bringing with him a passion for Newfoundland and Labrador and ...

On the Waterfront – July 2020

Another N.B. Lobster Plant Gutted by Fire A May 21 fire completely destroyed a large seafood processing plant in northeastern New Brunswick. The lobster processing plant, Les Pêcheries de Chez Nous was located in Val-Comeau, a small coastal community in the regional municipality of Tracadie. The blaze broke out shortly before 3 p.m. and took firefighters about three-and-a-half hours to get under control. “The plant is a total loss,” he said. He said the plant was in production ...

On the Waterfront – January 2020

Bill Introduced to Modernize N.B. Aquaculture Act The New Brunswick government has introduced a new Aquaculture Act to replace the current legislation. “As part of our efforts to energize the private sector, our government is modernizing the Aquaculture Act to better support growth and attract further investment in this sector,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister, Ross Wetmore. “The new act will strengthen environmental protection, improve fish health and welfare ...

On the Waterfront – December 2019

Marine Industry to be Showcased at Moncton Trade Show Atlantic Canada’s all-encompassing commercial marine event, Fish Canada Workboat Canada, is charting its course for Moncton this January 24 and 25. For those who make their living on, in and around the water, along with businesses who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine industries running, the event takes over the Moncton Coliseum Complex as Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. The ...

On the Waterfront — September 2019

CCGS Baie de Plaisance Commissioned in the Magdalen Islands The Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Cap-aux-Meules recently to participate in the official commissioning of the new high endurance, self-righting search and rescue lifeboat, named CCGS Baie de Plaisance. The vessel was built by the Forillon shipyard and delivered to the Coast Guard in November 2017. To ...

The Twine Loft — September 2019

Passed On: Owen Nickerson – Halifax, N.S. fisherman Nickerson, 98, formerly of South Side, passed away on July 16 at the Camphill Veterans’ Memorial Hospital. Born September 28, 1920, in South Side, he was the son of the late Belmont Sr. and Susan (Ross) Nickerson. He was a veteran of WWII, joining the RCAF on August 6, 1941 where he served in Canada, Great Britain and Germany, until his discharge in 1946. After the war, he spent his working life on the water, retiring in 1975. His early ...

On the Waterfront — August 2019

N.L. Company Building OCI Vessel’s Production Line Bay Bulls-based C & W Industrial Fabrication and Marine Limited has been sub-contracted to build and install the production line for Ocean Choice International’s (OCI) new groundfish vessel. Last November, OCI announced the construction of a state-of-the-art, Arctic-class vessel that is expected to create approximately 70 new, full-time, year-round positions and enable the company to provide its workers at sea the safest possible ...

The Twine Loft — August 2019

Passed On: Wilson Blake – Quirpon, N.L. fisherman Blake, 83, passed away on June 29 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 21, 1935, in Spillars Cove to James and Martha Jane Blake. He was the youngest of 10 children and predeceased by all. Wilson fished for the majority of his life until he retired at the age of 65 where he then spent his time making wooden crafts and enjoying time with his family. Passed On: Jonathan Smith – Clark’s Harbour, N.S. ...

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 ...