Fish Harvester Training in High Demand
The demand for fish harvester training is high and the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland is working hard to meet the need across Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.
Encouraging young professionals to take an interest in the industry has been challenging in recent years. However, MI continues to provide potential fish harvesters with a variety of options for training to prepare them for careers in this rewarding sector.
Scenes from Brunette Island
Brunette Island in the middle of Fortune Bay is a vast and rugged island that has all the characteristics of many rural parts of the province. It has a sheltered cove — Mercer’s Cove — where the only fishing settlement had existed prior to resettlement of the community in the late 1950s, and where lobster fishermen still come each spring and summer to fish. It has high hills, ponds, marshland, wooded areas and a picturesque coastline.
Around Mercer’s Cove there exists the remnants of ...
N.B. School of Fisheries Working to Improve Industry
The building the New Brunswick School of Fisheries calls home may look dated from the outside, but the work that goes on in inside its brick walls and beyond certainly isn’t.
Marcel Godin is a coordinator with what is commonly known throughout the province and beyond as the School of Fisheries.
In his corner office, he works on developing and providing courses and training for commercial fishers, courses Godin himself took at the school in the mid-1990s.
This has been the mandate of ...