Counting caplin and cod
- Aodhan Fitzgerald, research vessel program co-ordinator with the Irish Marine Institute, demonstrates how a piece of equipment works during a tour of the Celtic Explorer. The vessel has been on lease by the provincial government for the past month while its crew conducts scientific research on the Grand Banks.
- A crewman on the Irish research vessel Celtic Explorer looks out from the deck as the vessel lies tied to the St. John’s dock. — Photos by Colin MacLean/The Telegram
- Capt. Dennis Rowan of the Celtic Explorer explains part of the vessel’s bridge equipment to a tour group Saturday. — Photos by Colin MacLean/The Telegram
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- Rodney Bolt
- - June 4, 2012 at 22:45:36
I think the Celtic Explorer is doing a great job.It is good to see the goverment finally spending our hard earned tax payers money on research.I just hope that the Cod get big enough to start eating the seals.An open season on killing seals would also help the cod fish to replinish.
- Bridget Curran
- - June 4, 2012 at 16:17:33
An upswing in cod and capelin? Wow, imagine that, with those 10 million (or is it up to 20 million now? Every time I blink it seems to increase by a million or so) voracious seals prowling the NL waters eating all the fish. I guess all the seals missed those ones, huh?
- - June 4, 2012 at 14:51:53
we need to spend money on the fisheries. we need to know and understand what is happening to the fisheries. Fish is food, without food we don't survive. eat some fish Derrick, it may help you feel better and not be so negative. congrats to George Rose and his team on a successful season, please come back often.
- - June 4, 2012 at 07:56:09
We spend more money on the Fisheries than we get from it !!