Passed On: Willard Boudreau – Wedgeport, N.S. Fisherman
Boudreau 65, passed away on April 3, 2016 in the Victoria General Hospital, QEII, Halifax. Born on August 7, 1950, in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Fidelis and Lucy (Jacquard) Boudreau. After he retired from fishing he loved wood working and gaming with his grandchildren.
Passed On: Raymond MacAskill – Sydney, N.S. Retired DFO Employee
MacAskill, formerly of North River, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Halifax Infirmary. Born March 22, 1945, he was a son of the late Duncan and Christine (MacDonald) MacAskill. Until his retirement, Eric was employed with Fisheries and Oceans. An avid outdoor man, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Passed On: Tom Curran – St. John’s, N.L. Retired DFO Chief of Resource Management
Curran, 65, passed away at the palliative care unit at the Miller Centre, in St. John’s on April 25, 2016. Predeceased by parents Thomas V. and Margaret (MacPherson); brother, Jamie. Leaving to mourn, sons Michael and Ian; grandson: Bryan; sisters: Anne Currie (Gerry), Marie Dalton (Gil), Sheila, Penny Buchanan (Bob) and sister-in-law Melody. Also a large number of other relatives and close friends from both St. John’s and his hometown of Gambo.
Passed On: Alderic DeViller – Wedgeport, N.S. Fisherman
DeViller, 50, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was born March 3, 1966 and was the son of the late Howard and Virginia DeViller. He will be remembered as a very loving, caring, giving and very hard working man, who would do anything for anyone.
Appointed: Stefan Leslie – MEOPAR Executive Director
The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network’s Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Leslie to the role of MEOPAR Executive Director. Leslie joins MEOPAR following a diverse career in the private sector and government, most recently as Regional Director of Fisheries Management (Maritimes Region), Fisheries and Oceans Canada. MEOPAR began its search for a new Executive Director following the unexpected passing of its former Executive Director, Neil Gall, in early January, 2016.
Awarded: Glenn Cooke – IntraFish Media 2016 Person of the Year
IntraFish Media recently announced that it has chosen Cooke Aquaculture CEO Glenn Cooke as its 2016 Person of the Year. Cooke began as a small, family-owned salmon farming company in New Brunswick. The company has grown over the years, including the formation of a new subsidiary, Cooke USA, created as a vehicle to acquire shellfish harvester and processor Wanchese, the company’s first venture into U.S. fisheries. The company’s acquisition of Marine Harvest’s Meridian Salmon Farms in 2014 has already been successful for the group, turning a profit in just its first year of ownership. It also added Thompson Bros.’ operations to its UK portfolio last year. The company’s Spanish bass and bream operation, Grupo Culmarex, has continued to perform well, despite challenges in that sector, and last year the company announced it would build a new farm. Cooke ordered investments in the company’s Cupquelan subsidiary in Chile, and most recently, Uruguay, with the addition of the assets of processor and harvester Fripur.