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Storm damages fishing boat, raises Holy Hell in western Newfoundland

High winds tore through a home in Lark Harbour, Nfld. on Friday, ripping off the roof and leaving the building in shambles. The RCMP said Friday night the community was experiencing “hurricane force winds,” and warned residents to stay inside. “High winds are blowing large pieces of debris through the air,” the RCMP wrote in a news release at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. “[We ask] people not travel to the area as it’s proving unsafe to do so.” A fishing boat that was featured in Discovery Canada’s Cold Water Cowboys reality series was heavily damaged during severe weather in Port Saunders, on Newfoundland’s west coast. Conway Caines’s fishing vessel, called Sea Doo, was washed into the beach after high tides and heavy winds caused it to break away from a wharf Friday afternoon. More images, Videos, Read the story here 18:56

Provincial fees could hurt Port Saunders fisherman’s business

Eugene Caines, a commercial fisherman from Port Saunders, hopes to continue operating a cod grow-out site. However, fees being imposed by the province, may shut him down. What was once just a $100 fee for cod grow-out, he says, has jumped to $500 to $2,000 in just a few years. The aquaculture renewal fee for cod grow-out operations, imposed by the province’s Department of Fishery, Forestry and Agrifoods, is $1000 for 2017. Then there’s the new annual fee, established by the province’s Department of Environment and Climate Change. That’s another $1,000. Given the fee increases, Caines hopes to be able to combine his cod quota with another harvester in 2017, to not only have more quota but to possibly reduce manpower costs. Cains also needs to know whether or not he will be able to use traps to catch cod. Read the story here 12:40