ECFE Returns to Yarmouth, N.S. After Four-Year Hiatus
Above: The 2023 Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame inductees for Nova Scotia were Terry Zinck, Bruce Atkinson and Penny Graham. Terry Zinck’s award was accepted by his son Brock (L).
The 35th edition of the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition (ECFE), presented by The Navigator Magazine, the TriNav Group of Companies and Master Promotions, wrapped up over the weekend of January 20–21 in Yarmouth, N.S., welcoming 4,274 people from all walks of the commer...
Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Makes 2023 Return to Yarmouth
For over 30 years, the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition has been Canada’s most successful commercial fishing show and will return to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre, January 20-21, 2023. Held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, this showcase offers visitors an exclusive look at new products and services for the commercial fisheries industry. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry.
The event attracts ...
24th Annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble Held
Above photo: The Rogie 1 steams away from Rudder’s wharf, past other Yarmouth Shark Scramble participants, after unloading during the weigh-in on Aug. 20. Kathy Johnson photos
A total of 12 boats carrying 101 participants took part in the 24th annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble from Aug. 17 to 20, landing a total of 35 blue sharks with a combined weight of 8,769 pounds.
The three largest blue sharks landed during this year’s scramble were caught by the crew aboard the ...
SmartNet Technology Under Development in Yarmouth
Full-scale trials are expected to begin this fall on a SmartNet trawl system that will utilize data collected by an uncrewed service vessel (USV) that could revolutionize conventional trawl fishing.
“The goal is to give the fishermen a better tool to assist catching fish, that is more efficient and is also aligning with what DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) wants to do with environmental issues with gear that is sustainable and that can achieve those goals well,” said Marc ...
“There’s No Doubt in my Mind There was Divine Intervention”
Local Man Saves Mother and Child from Drowning in Yarmouth Harbour
Sometimes there’s no logical explanation for the way things happen.
Just ask Yarmouth TriNav marine broker Dave Bishara.
Bishara’s story starts on a sunny Sunday in August, Aug. 15 to be precise. Bishara and his wife Nancy were at a little place they have on Yarmouth Bar they call the buoy wall because it is where Dave displays his collection of buoys.
“I was painting some buoys and she was ...
A Monster Exhibit: Model of Record Catch to be Unveiled at Yarmouth Shark Scramble
Above photo: Yarmouth Shark Scramble co-founder Bob Gavel poses with the record-setting short-fin mako shark when it was landed in 2004. A life-size replica of the mako will soon be on display on the Yarmouth waterfront at Rudder’s Wharf, home of the tournament. Contributed photo.
A life-sized replica of the record-setting mako shark caught during the 2004 Yarmouth Shark Scramble will soon be on display at Rudder’s Wharf on the Yarmouth waterfront.
“We just ordered it yesterda...
Ropeless Gear Not a Viable Option for Now
Above: Coldwater Lobster Association members involved with the ropeless gear at-sea trials talk about their findings during a seminar presentation at the Eastern Canada Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much
promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a
North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
The trials were conducted last fall by the ...
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 ...
Major Commercial Fishing Expo Opens in Yarmouth This Week; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in just a few days. 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.
“The Mariners Centre will be filled with a hundreds of exhibitors from ...