With the Arrival of the Largest Container ship todate, a tall ship at anchor, and A US Aircraft carrier all showing up in recent days, its easy to forget other actions still happen daily in the port.
(Above)YM Moderation Put in for the Alliance. The Car Carrier liberty tied up at autoport, and then Moved to Pier 31.
(Above) Acadian sits at anchor waiting to tie up at the Irving Oil wharf. (Below) Atlantic Pegasus departed imperial oil for Sea.
Golden Oak Fixed an issue at anchor, and then proceeded to Imperial Oil.
(Above) The herring Fleet is Still in town, with the morning Star Transiting. (below)The Vera D Arrived just ahead of the ZIM Antwerp, but got out of the way.
The herring fleet started arriving earlier this week. First off was a new “dual venture” with Lady Mellisa and Margaret Elizabeth no1 arriving today.
The fleet is an annual sighting in early May as they follow the fish north
May brings the annual return of the herring fleet. Most of the usual vessels are back with the addtion of a new vessel has shown up this year, pictured below.
Herring are caught via a Purse Seine. A net is pulled around the school of fish, the bottom pulled tight, which forms a bowl out of the net, and then the fish are pumped into the fish hold on board.
Today brought the return of the herring fleet. The end of may marks the return of the Seiners to the Halifax Waterfront every year. Today 5 vessels arrived, and all are regular members of the fleet.
Noon hour brought the Departure of Fisheries Research vessel CCGS Teleost. A rare caller in Halifax, She is based in the Newfoundland Region. She was built in 1988 in Norway as a fishing trawler, before being acquired by the coast guard and modified for her new role in 1994.
After a Weeklong layup in port last week, the fishing fleet departed for the grounds yesterday at noon. Some vessels eturned to offload catch, before heading out to sea again.
The Processors are offloading at Pier 9 this year.
This morning the Herring fleet began arriving with vessels Tasha Marie and Lady Mellisa tieing up on the waterfront.
Herring Are Caught via the Purse Seine Method, where a net encircles the school, and draws it in close to the boat. the hish are then vacumed directly into the hold.
Fair trade certified products, are products such as Coffee where the distributors agree to pay the producer a fair price. The idea is that the consumer may pay a bit more, but the Grower gets paid a higher price and is able to make a better living for himself and his family.
The price of lobster allways seems to be even lower then the previous year. Lobseter is now being sold at $3/pound, fisherman are selling out of their trucks in parking lots to get a fair price, typically at around $5/pound. The guy who does the hard work, and assumes the most risk is the one who sees the least reward. Retail Prices have seeming stayed the same.
Is it time for Fair Trade Certified Lobster?
Another Ferry tied up in Halifax – “The Walter Grey” She is Registered in St. Andrews NB.
She is Registered to Grey’s Aqua Management, as a fishing vessel. Grey’s Aqua appears to be a fish farming operation, and they presumably use the Ex Ferry to tend to their farms. No idea why she is in Halifax, though she was built in Dartmouth in 1974, and appered to have some work being done.