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.
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Rising Canadian Dollar and Inventory Concerning For N.S. Lobster Fishermen
Above photo: The Lower Woods Harbour wharf is piled high with lobster traps as fishermen prepared for dumping day last fall. A rising Canadian dollar, low shore prices where commercial fishing seasons are currently open, and ample inventory for processors as well as the live market are adding up to an uncertainty for the opening marketing conditions for the LFA 33 and 34 lobster fishery. Photo by Kathy Johnson
Uncertainty would probably be the best way to describe any forecast for the ...
Large Waves Forecast for Island Portion of N.L.
Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador (FES-NL) encourages residents to be cautious around coastlines and waterways over the coming days as there is potential for elevated water levels due to large waves and swells associated with an intense low pressure system near Greenland.
The public is advised that a rapid increase in wave heights and pounding surf are expected tonight and Friday along east-facing coastlines, extending from the Bay of Exploits to the Southern Shore of the ...