The families and loved ones of the missing gathered as they always do during those terrible moments — in a church, trying to hold onto hope and clinging to the belief that there is fairness in this thing we call life.
It is a heart-breaking vigil. But in the harbours and fishing villages up and down the coastline of Nova Scotia, this ritual is as age-old as it is bleak.
And that is the sin of it.
In the year 2013, for all the talk about global economy and "fostering innovation," life here can still be elemental. People still die in the Nova Scotia woods and, until recent decades, in underground mines. Fishing boats still go down in winter hurricanes.
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National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.