The Twine Loft – January 2019
Passed On: Ralph Atkinson – Yarmouth, N.S. fisherman
Atkinson, 52, passed away on November 21 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on May 15, 1966 in Everett, Mass., he was a son of the late Janice (Malone) and Peter Atkinson. He was a skilled carpenter, working on many projects including boats, houses and barns. He was at home on the water and was a fisherman most of his life.
Passed On: Loretta Carroll – Griquet, N.L. fisher
Carroll, 77, passed away on November 7. Born in ...
On the Waterfront – January 2019
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months.
The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry.
“2018 has been ...
Nova Scotia Lobster Exports Expected to Top the Charts Again
Nova Scotia lobster exports shipped from Halifax Stanfield International Airport are expected to be record setting again over the holiday season as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia got underway.
“We anticipate another busy holiday season for lobster shipments from Halifax Stanfield that will continue through to the Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019),” said Nicole Scaplen marketing and communications manager for the airport.
“Outside of our regularly scheduled cargo ...
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo in January
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry.
“2018 has been an exceptionally successful year across our portfolio of ...
The Twine Loft – December 2018
Passed On: Loraine Williams – Port Mouton, N.S. DFO engineer
Williams, 90, passed away on October 9 at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in South West Port Mouton, Queens County, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Alberta (Daury) Williams. He was an engineer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for 30 years. Prior to his career with DFO, Loraine fished for Swim Brothers out of Lockeport.
Passed On: Anita Frausel – Port Mouton, N.S. fish plant worker
Frausel, 85, ...
On the Waterfront – December 2018
Fire Destroys St. Mary’s Bay Fish Plant
Another Newfoundland fish plant has been lost to fire.
The Hickey & Sons Fisheries Ltd. fish plant in St. Mary’s Bay was destroyed by an October 26 massive blaze.
The plant was a total write-off.
Between 80 and 100 people work at the plant. It processed lobster, mussels, groundfish, whelk, scallops and pelagic fish, like capelin.
Hickey & Sons Fisheries co-owner Craig Hickey told CBC the plant was insured and that the company ...
Opposition Mounting to Proposed N.S. Seismic Programs
The wheels have been set in motion for a proposed 10-year seismic project that covers basically the entire Scotian Shelf and the Scotian Slope.
The plan involves an area extending from approximately 40 km from the southern coastline of Nova Scotia to 350 km offshore.
The draft project description was filed with the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) by Multiklient Invest AS (MKI), Oslo, Norway and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS), Houston, Texas, as the first ...
Atlantic Fisheries Fund Rolls Out $30 Million in First Year
More than 100 applications have been approved for Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) money, totalling more than $30 million in the first year since the $400-million program was launched by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Atlantic provinces in 2017.
Testing ropeless fishing gear, greenstick technology trolling equipment in the pelagic long-line fleet and innovation in the processing and aquaculture sectors were among the projects earmarked to receive approximately $573,000 in funding. This ...
MPAs Continue to be Works in Progress
Without a doubt, marine protected areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019.
The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment by the Canadian government to protecting 10 per cent of marine and coastal areas in the country as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In the waters off Nova Scotia, two Areas of Interest (AOI) for marine protected area (MPA) designation under the Oceans Act have been proposed; the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank in the offshore and the ...
Fishing Safety Highlighted at First Annual FSANS Awards
Above: Captain Keith Colburn (standing left) and safety advisor for the FSANS, Matthew Duffy, pose with Ken Lukas (front row from left), Barbara Duffy, Lorraine MacLean, Darrell MacLean, John Calder and Kim Calder at the Splashes of Safety awards banquet in Halifax on Sept. 28. Contributed photo
Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry was celebrated at the first annual Splashes of Safety awards dinner and fundraiser on Sept. 28 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax....