Tag Archives: Commercial Fish Harvesters

1 dead, 1 found alive after fishing vessel goes missing near Gros Morne

One man is dead, while another has been found alive in the waters off Sally’s Cove, after a fishing boat was due back the day before, the Canadian Coast Guard confirmed in a statement Wednesday afternoon. The coast guard said a man was rescued from the water at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. Shortly after, the second man was located, but he was found unresponsive. The men were commercial fish harvesters, and they were expected to return to their home community of Sally’s Cove by 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Bonne Bay RCMP said they received a report Tuesday at 10 p.m. that the 21-foot open-boat fishing vessel was overdue. Search and rescue personnel organized immediately and a mayday alert was sent. >click to read< 16:24

Minister Shea Highlights Government of Canada’s Leadership and Ongoing Support for Commercial Fish Harvesters

Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans delivered remarks today at the Eastern Fishermen’s Federation 36th Annual Meeting in Georgetown Royalty, Prince Edward Island. Her remarks focused on issues facing the fishing industry and the importance of leadership, innovation and collaboration. During her remarks, the Minister reiterated the competitive advantage of free trade agreements for Canadian harvesters. Canada’s free trade agreements,,, Read the rest here 07:16