Category Archives: fishing

Time for Fair Trade Lobster?

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?

Ferry or Fishing??

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.

Herring Season Is Coming

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

F/V Morning Star for Fuel

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

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