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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 ...

On the Waterfront – March 2018

North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show Returns November 16-17 The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show returns to Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this fall. Taking place November 16-17, 2018, this year marks the sixth edition of this biennial event. After a record-breaking edition in 2016 — featuring more than 100 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 qualified visitors over the course of two days — this year’s event is expected to surpass all previous expectations. ...

The New Face of Cod

International Markets and Products Have Changed Considerably since 1992 The international markets for cod are now a whole lot different than they were 25 years ago. The last time Newfoundland and Labrador cod was a substantial export was prior to the groundfish moratorium in 1992. Pre-moratorium, frozen cod block was the main product being churned out by N.L. fishplants. Jump ahead two-and-half decades and the world groundfish/whitefish market is almost unrecognizable compared to the cod ...

On the Waterfront – January 2018

Clearwater Unveils Newest Addition to Clam Fleet On December 1, Clearwater Seafoods welcomed the Anne Risley into its fleet of clam vessels during an official ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax. The company said the new vessel further strengthens Clearwater’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, frozen-at-sea, wild-caught Arctic surf clams to its customers around the world. “The Anne Risley represents a $70-million investment to replace an existing 31-year-old clam vessel with a ...

The Twine Loft – January 2018

Passed On: Allan Christopher DeBaie – Cape George, N.S. Fisherman DeBaie, 33, formerly of Mabou, passed away on November 7. He was born in Inverness and was a son of Albert and Elizabeth (O’Brien) DeBaie. He was employed as a fisherman and spent the last 14 seasons fishing alongside his father, and enjoyed his time on the sea. In addition, for the last four years, he worked as a drywall taper and interior/exterior painter, operating his own company, Caper’s Tapers and Painters. ...

On the Waterfront – December 2017

Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event a Near Sell-Out With exhibit booth space nearly sold out, excitement is mounting for the next edition of Fish Canada Workboat Canada, returning to the Moncton Coliseum Complex on January 26-27, 2018. This biennial event is Canada’s largest commercial marine trade show. It welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with those who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based ...

The Twine Loft – December 2017

Passed On: John MacKinnon – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman MacKinnon, 72, of Lismore, passed away on October 13 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Ivan Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) MacKinnon. He was an electrician in his earlier years, a lobster fisherman for the last 30 years and a loyal Montreal Canadiens fan. Passed On: Sheldon Rudolph – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman Rudolph, 75, passed away on October 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital, ...

The Twine Loft – November 2017

Passed On: Wayne Masters – Mooring Cove, N.L. Fisherman Masters, 63, passed away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on September 14, 2017. He was a professional fish harvester and a long-serving member of the FFAW–Unifor. He served on the inshore council and executive board representing fish harvesters on the west and south coast of Newfoundland. He was a strong promoter of training and professionalization within the industry. He was also involved with the Red Harbour community and ...

On the Waterfront – November 2017

DFO collaborating with National Indigenous Fisheries Institute for Program Review Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced October 4 that DFO is working together with the National Indigenous Fisheries Institute to review Indigenous programs and develop a joint vision for the future of these programs that support Indigenous participation in fisheries, aquaculture and the management of aquatic habitat and resources. The National Indigenous Fisheries ...

On the Waterfront – September 2017

N.L. Fisheries Advisory Council Holds First Meeting Newfoundland and Labrador’s newly formed Fisheries Advisory Council held its first meeting August 3, beginning its work to maximize the value of available fish resources to the provincial economy through a collaborative stakeholder approach. The council will focus on both current and emerging strategic fisheries and aquaculture matters, including a new strategic action plan on cod revitalization that focuses on environmental sustainabi...