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Industry Briefs – July 2018

Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Returns to Yarmouth

Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show will return to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre January 25-26, 2019.

The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia and offers visitors a comprehensive showcase of products and services for the commercial fisheries industry. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada’s Fishing Industry.

The event attracts visitors from throughout the Maritimes, across the country, and the eastern United States. At its last edition in 2017, attendance numbers soared to 4,726 — the highest in more than a decade. Visitors to this key biennial event include fish harvesters, fish processors, those involved in the workboat industry, search and rescue organizations and other professions relating to the marine industries.

“Strong attendance and strong sales were underlying themes throughout the latest editions of each of Master Promotions Ltd.’s commercial fisheries shows,” said Show Manager Shawn Murphy. “The industry is in an upswing right now and this energy and enthusiasm will definitely be present this February in Yarmouth. It’s going to be a great show!”

The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is part of a portfolio of marine trade events in Atlantic Canada produced by Master Promotions Ltd. Other related events include the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show and Fish Canada Workboat Canada, held in Saint John’s, NL and Moncton, NB respectively.

The 2019 show website is now live at www.ECFX.ca. Companies interested in exhibiting at the show are invited to visit the show website for information on booth package and pricing options.

Again in 2019, deserving individuals who have made valuable contributions to the marine industry will be inducted into the Atlantic Canada Marine Industries Hall of Fame. Additionally, a networking reception will take place in conjunction with the show. For up-to-the-minute information on the event, stay tuned to the website as well as the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Coastal Protection Consultations Begin

If you live near Nova Scotia’s coastline, rely on it for your livelihood, or are concerned about the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities — it is time to have your say.

Environment Minister Iain Rankin launched public consultations on future coastal protection legislation on June 26.

“Nova Scotia is leading the way in fighting climate change. We’ve increased our sources of renewable energy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and we’re developing a cap and trade program that will keep that momentum going. Now, we are moving to protect our coast,” said Rankin.

“We know climate change is already having an impact on our sea levels. Our legislation will be designed to protect this important natural asset, while also ensuring the industries and cultures that rely on it can continue to do that for generations to come.”

The province is proposing coastal protection legislation with clear rules on what can and cannot be done in areas next to the coast. This will help ensure that new construction happens in places that are less likely to be threatened by coastal erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges.

At the same time, it would ensure that salt marshes, dunes and other coastal features can continue to filter water, shelter birds and sea life, and adapt more naturally to the impact of climate change.