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World Oceans Day 2019

June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. Each year, an increasing number of countries and organizations mark this day as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help to protect it. Thousands of leading aquariums, governments, conservation organizations, schools and individuals around the world ...

Operating in Poor Weather Led to the 2016 Fatal Sinking of the Pop’s Pride

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that adverse weather conditions led to the sinking of the small open fishing vessel Pop’s Pride and the loss of life of its four occupants in September 2016, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report also highlights the continued need for focused and concerted action by all levels of government and industry members to fully address the safety risks and deficiencies that persist in Canada’s fishing industry. In the ...

Coast Guard Base Construction Contract Awarded

Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament for St. John’s South – Mount Pearl on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today that a contract, valued at $18.2 million, has been awarded to J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited for the construction of a new regional headquarters building in St. John’s for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project will create new jobs during its construction phase and, once completed, the new ...

North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show 2016

Record-Breaking Attendance at Fifth Anniversary Edition of Commercial Marine Event The fifth edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show took place November 18 and 19 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Held biennially, the 2016 edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event featured more than 100 exhibitors with boats, engines, electronics, supplies, safety gear, fish processing equipment and services for commercial fishermen and other workboats. “...

Contract Awarded for St. John’s Harbour Dredging

The federal government announced today that a $4-million contract has been awarded for harbourside improvements at the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Headquarters in St. John’s. Bottom sediments near the dock will be removed providing greater water depth. This will allow for the Coast Guard’s larger vessels to dock at the wharf adjacent to the headquarters building instead of being restricted to the North side of St. John’s Harbour. Approximately one metre of dredging will be done in 90 ...

St. John’s Maritime Rescue Sub-centre to Re-open

Above photo: Both federal and provincial politicians were out in force for the announcement to re-open the St. John’s MRSC. Announcement Part of Broad Federal $1.5-Billion National Oceans Protection Plan Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Dominic LeBlanc explained that re-opening the St. John’s Maritime Rescue Sub-centre was not only the confirmation of the election promise the Liberals made during the 2015 election campaign, but was a key part of ...

Record-Breaking Attendance at Fifth Anniversary Edition of Commercial Marine Event

The fifth edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show took place this past Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Held biennially, the 2016 edition of this all-encompassing commercial marine event featured more than 100 exhibitors with boats, engines, electronics, supplies, safety gear, fish processing equipment and services for commercial fishermen and other workboats. “This was definitely the strongest event in the history ...

St. John’s Hosting Major Aquaculture Conference

The largest aquaculture conference and trade show in recent Canadian history is taking place at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador September 18-21. This year’s national conference themed “Aquaculture – Leading Sustainable Food Production” is a joint venture between The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) and the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC). This isn’t the first time the two organizations have co-hosted conferences but this year ...