The working waterfront has weathered many storms, but the most distructive does not come in the form of weather but in government regulations. Past over fishing by an industry with little controls brought the need for tighter rules to preserve our heritage. Through these controls and the efforts and sacrifices of the fishermen, many fish species have bounced back to sustainable levels. Yet allowable fish quotas fall far from financial sustainability for the fishermen to survive. A new system "Catch Shares" has been in place since May 1st which allows the fishermen the freedom to go out and fish when they want. And the addition of "Dock Monitors" to complement the "Onboard Monitors" will allow more accurate catch totals that would lead to assured fish stocks for the future. Bottom line is that fish quotas need to be increased but in a way that both fish stocks and fishermen can prosper.
"Scotia Boat Too" heads in with a squadron of gulls!
"Freedom" crew struggles with tarp!
Gull stands watch.
Out for a row.
Old hull....new superstructure.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!