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.
This week has seen the return of the Herring Sieners to Halifax. After an attempted early start failed, The fleet has returned this week with vessels tied up at Pier 9 and and along the waterfront.
The Fishing Fleet is an annual sight every May and June, and the vessels remain largely unchanged from year to year.
The Annual Spring run of Herring is almost upon us. The MARGARET ELIZABETH NO.1 has been tied up at pier 24 for the past week, and has now moved to the waterfront downtown. Bay Ferry Man is also reporting that Tasha Marie and the Leroy and Berry No.2 came out of the shipyard from work periods this past week.
The spring season typicly occurs in May.
See Previous posts of Arrival and Departure from 2011
File Photo of Leroy and Berry No.2
After spending the past few days Tied up, the Fishing Fleet Departed just after noon.
Island Pride No.2
Silver Harvester I
For a few weeks every spring (usually late May to mid June), the herring Fleet Stops in Halifax as it follows the fish. The seiner Morning Star arrived today to top up the Fuel Tanks.
She Later moved to Queens Wharf