June 5, 2012
Dauphin River Video
Fish harvesters from across Canada are being featured in a series of short videos. The first video of the series can now be found on the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters’ (CCPFH) website and on Youtube. The videos explore the world of fish harvesting and in the last video will show the CCPFH’s role, its work, its tools and its products.
The series which is still currently being filmed will include 8 videos and will cover seven different types of fisheries in locations across the country. The videos will be released individually throughout the summer as production of each wraps up. They explore the personal side of the fish harvesting industry, telling a story about the fish harvesters and their community as well as the challenges and the rewards of the industry.
“We’re very excited about this series,” said John Sutcliffe, Director of the CCPFH. “Our work at the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is seen in every aspect of the fish harvester’s day, from safety to the best way to market their catch. It provides a seldom seen glimpse of the industry. It depicts the lives of harvesters and their communities. Few people have a chance to see challenges harvesters face and the pride they have in their work. I believe it may change people’s perception of the owner/operator fish harvesting industry.”
The first video is a rare glimpse into winter commercial fishing in Dauphin River, Manitoba in a family enterprise. Future videos include lobster fishing in Meteghan, Nova Scotia, oysters in the French River area of Prince Edward Island, crab and shrimp in Newfoundland and fin fish in Sept-Îles Quebec and Prince Rupert British Columbia.
The videos are part of a project being funded by the Government of Canada and is being produced by Kobb Media for the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters.
About the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters
The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) is a member based non-profit organization that represents fish harvesters across the country and wants to ensure the health and vitality of the Canadian fishing industry.
CCPFH’s main objective is to ensure that fish harvesters have the required knowledge and skills for their trade and to meet the human resource needs of the Canadian fishing industry now and in the future.