MONDAY, JUNE 9/14

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:49 AM GMT on June 09, 2014

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The promised extended period of sun now in jeopardy, currently overcast/hazy, a mild 14C, calm, possible threat of isolated showers nearly every day this week, nice temps, rain for the weekend. Wind shift from northerly to southerly yesterday afternoon, could notice the difference almost immediately.

A number of waterfowl on patrol this morning, till an eagle flew over at low altitude, most, except the geese took to flight as the bird flew over. One boat hauling traps in the harbour, see them at the start and end of their day, traps not dictated when to haul by what the tide is doing.

Lobster catch still remains very good, the number of crates, after shipping yesterday, in the water something one could expect during fall fishing. Boats going at it pretty strong, season in AREA 38 closes on 29 JUN 14, those boats not going to the Grey Zone will not have a payday till late November, best get while the gettin is good.

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9:12 AM GMT on June 10, 2014
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3. chunks
1:05 AM GMT on June 10, 2014
Dear Rob:

It was stinking hot here today. Not a breath of air. It was 28.2 at 2 o'clock. I seriously tried to work around in the shade, but the humidity got you anyway. It seemed simply watering the herbs was causing a great deal of sweat. I longed for the Grand Manan fair breeze.

Beautiful sunset here tonight so I can just imagine what it was like on Grand Manan. (Can you see I am thinking about a trip to Grand Manan soon). I have discovered that if I put the back seat down in my little hatchback I can seriously stretch out to sleep. This may come in handy if I can't find a place to stay whilst over there. :)

Well, short but sweet. A few things left to do then I am off to la-la land.

Enjoy all this great weather - it might be our summer.

Word. Chunks,
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2. GRANDMANAN
1:39 PM GMT on June 09, 2014
Mornin DAVID, a grand one it is turning out to be, another good day to be offshore chasing the elusive critter and enjoying the solitude the work allows especially in weather conditions like to day.

On the Sunday tour while at Southern Head the mountains down your way were 'loomin' in fine style, we have them show up a few times a year. Yesterday they were visible, sometimes appear much more pronounced, but that is in the fall, for whatever reason.

What a concept to have fishers on both side of the line working together, the group that could pull that off would have a career negotiating on the world situation. Two countries, each fisher an individual private enterprise - heavy on the independent would be the first issue to address. The only thing all could agree of at the outset would be the Processors are the villans and the fisher is not getting proper price for the product, after that the agreement factor would be difficult to come by.

Catch remains good with both those fishing off in deep water and those single gear on the rocks content with the return, levels still at fall rates per trap, something not common to say the least. Haven't got a recent price for you, but can say Emily still working at the tankhouse, they hoped to have it full by mid month, a couple of weeks before close of the season. However seems once they are graded market demand is there for 'selects', at least a few crates at a time. That would suggest to me the market is not a full as it is reported to be, at least for a certain quality/weight of the animal.

Enjoy the week.

Rob
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1. GRANDMANAN
1:22 PM GMT on June 09, 2014
Mornin CHUNKS, a definite weather change to the better, sun is overtaking the clouds, still a bit muggy, calm, temp reaching for 20C, may just be a day to continue the near ideal conditions we enjoyed over the weekend. Gotta luv it for sure, great to work outside, did manage to catch up with the lawn mowing, however too wet to do a clean up of the clippings, at least that is my story and am sticking to it.

Ferry traffic, on all trips it seems, has been great, leaving vehicles on some trips, thank heavens for the Reservation System, it is well used and accepted by folks that were reluctant to change the first come first serve motto of the past forty years or so.

Island is busy, lobster fishery going flat out, catch still large, weirs being built and others getting ready, aquaculture also going flat out with smolt going in, new sites being prepared along with the usual day to day operation of the industry.

Rob anxious to get the school behind him, and begin at BAYVIEW, he writes next week, if successful will have concluded his first Block doesn't appear as if Grand Manan is a draw for him, at this time at least. Emily working at the tankhouse, then has a babysitting gig for the summer, busy and seems to be enjoying the work and the women she is working with.

Have a good one.

Rob
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