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On the Waterfront – June 2019

FFAW Concerned Over Grieg Aquaculture Applications On May 2, the FFAW-Unifor said it was notified of three applications by Grieg Aquaculture for sites east of Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay. The union is now calling on the provincial government to not to move forward with any project approval until it has pursued a proper consultation process with fish harvesters, as this project may put the livelihood of harvesters in the area at risk. The three sites are for Darby Harbour, Butler ...

The Twine Loft – May 2019

Passed On: Robert Comeau – Meteghan Centre, N.S. machinist Comeau, 86, passed away on March 3 at home. Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Albenie and Marguerite (Melanson) Comeau. He joined the army on August 4, 1950 where he trained at Camp Borden and afterwards in Petawawa with the 1st Battalion R.C.R. He was awarded his Paratroopers Wings on Jan. 26, 1951 in Rivers, Manitoba. Robert served in Korea from March 1952–March 1953. He was awarded the U.N. Medal, Korean Medal and ...

N.S. Fisheries, Trucking Safety Associations Partner on New Initiative

The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) and the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association have partnered on a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of back injuries in the workplace. The back injury prevention program was rolled out this spring with a television commercial to raise awareness and to divert people to make the call or check out the FSANS website about it. “The trucking and fishing industries are intertwined,” said Matt Duffy, safety advisor for the ...

The Twine Loft – April 2019

Passed On: Murray Ossinger – Gunning Cove, N.S. fisherman Ossinger, 89, passed away at the Roseway Hospital on February 13. Born in Watertown, Maine, he was a son of the late Hilburne and Eva (Goulden) Ossinger. He was an avid fisherman all his working life. Passed On: Martin Fisher – Southwest Port Mouton, N.S. fisherman Fisher, 57, passed away on February 8 at the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of Hazel (Allison) Fisher of Port Mouton and the ...

On the Waterfront – April 2019

Aerial Surveillance Contract Awarded to N.L. Company The federal government recently announced that it is awarding a five-year, $128 million contract to PAL Aerospace, an international aerospace and defence company based in St. John’s. This new contract will provide fisheries officers with longer range aircraft, expanding their range of operations and giving them enhanced tools to combat illegal fishing and increase Canada’s maritime security. The contract will also allow high-fishing ...

The Twine Loft – March 2019

Passed On: William Parsons – Salmon Cove, N.L. labour leader Parsons passed away on January 26 at the Carbonear General Hospital following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He left his home in Flatrock at the age of 16 to teach, but soon realized that the classroom was not for him, so he moved on to the iron ore mine in what is now Labrador City. Having not yet reached the mandatory age to work in the mine, he worked in the kitchen until his 18th birthday. He signed his first union ...

On the Waterfront – March 2019

Cooke Acquires Seajoy Seafood Cooke Inc. recently announced the completion of its acquisition of the Seajoy Seafood Corporation group, one of the largest vertically integrated, premium shrimp farms in Latin America. “The acquisition of Seajoy is an important element in our focus on product diversification to meet our customers’ needs,” said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. “Seajoy is a world-leading shrimp producer utilizing the highest quality and food safety standards and newest ...

Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo Wraps Up Record-Breaking Event in Yarmouth

One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on January 26.  The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of two days.  “The first day of the show was like nothing we’ve ever seen in this venue,” said Show Manager, Shawn Murphy. “It was a door-busting crowd — we even had to ...

The Twine Loft – February 2019

Passed On: Bruce Wareham – Arnold’s Cove, N.L. Founder and Chairman Icewater Group of Companies Wareham, 75, passed away on January 4 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a long-time senior executive with National Sea Products Ltd./High Liner Foods Inc. and later founder and chairman of the Icewater Group of Companies. During his 55-year career in the seafood industry, he was a leader in innovation, adaptation to change and quality-focused seafood processing. Bruce was a long-serving ...