Fishermen and Right Whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Above: Some of the ropeless technology being tested during seas trials.
Ropeless Traps Starting this Year
In the coming weeks, the 400 or so remaining North Atlantic right whales (NARW) will gradually arrive in our waters, under the watchful eye of several organizations, ENGOs, scientists and governments.
The reason for all this interest is the risk of entanglement that may be posed by the fixed fishing gear used to catch crab and lobster. Protecting right whales from the ...
Stop Digging a Graveyard for Our Fisheries
Our fishing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is in shambles and yet politicians and decision makers are blind to the fish bones piling up in the graveyard and with it, our prime industry, economy and our communities.
Either that, or they simply do not care or have a handle on this industry they are responsible for managing and growing.
Are they aware or concerned about the rapid expansion of the foreign factory trawlers (FFTs) operating off our coasts?
All the while, our groundf...
Solving the Mystery: Origin and Stock Structure of Capelin in the Northwest Atlantic and the Arctic
Capelin is an important forage (or food) species for several fish, mammal and seabird species in the ocean environment and is therefore considered a keystone species for maintaining marine ecosystems.
The species also plays an important role in supporting commercially valuable fisheries as well as a small capelin commercial fishery.
However, for decades, capelin have puzzled scientists because so little has been known about the structure of the stock over its entire range distribution. ...