Tag: lobster

Stay the Course on Owner Operator

Back in July I had the privilege of attending a political announcement for my job.  Political speeches are nothing new, and often don’t say anything new. This one was different.  In it, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc announced the government’s intent to enshrine the owner operator policy into the Fisheries Act. For fishermen, it means that the…

The Incredible (Lobster) Journey

The media was a buzz recently about a proposed ban for importing lobster to the European Union because North American lobster were found in the water off Sweden. Homarus americanus is native to the east coast of North America but is not found in Europe (good name then, right?) They are considered an invasive species and as such, there was concern…

Knit Lobster

Lobster season is finished today and I (somewhat appropriately) have finished knitting a lobster toy. It’s knit in Knit Picks Simply Cotton in Carnelian Heather. It was a relatively easy knit, though I didn’t quite get the trick to make “bends” in the claws and legs. I think he turned out cute regardless.

Buying Local

Today we had the opportunity to tour the island with representatives from the provincial government’s “Buy Local” team.  The purpose was to talk about our local fishery for background for future stories for social media. For me it’s always fun to play tour guide for a day, and who could resist a spring day out of the office.  

The Second Tuesday in November

For many places, the second Tuesday in November is just another work day.  In coastal communities in southwestern New Brunswick, it is the day that lobster traps go in the water to begin the season. Besides the large crews on the boats, many in the community head to the wharf to watch the boats leave.

It’s one of my favourite days of the year.