Crosbie Announces First steps in Northern Cod Recovery Plan That was the headline on July 2, 1992. John C. Crosbie, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency announced a two-year moratorium on the northern cod fishery. The moratorium was to take effect immediately and would continue until the spring of 1994. Mr. Crosbie also announced that emergency assistance payments of $225 a week will be made for the next 10 weeks to fishermen and plant workers affected by the moratorium. Fishermen left their boats saying good-bye to the only life they knew. Twenty two years later ... there is no one waiting and the fishing boats rest in an optimism eroded by time.
Had been waiting for several days for the rain to stop and the fog to lift. This particular morning I decided I would shoot regardless of the weather and make the best of it. part way through the morning the rain tapered off, the fog began to roll back, the clouds began to break and the sun began to spot the land. I was fortunate to be there with camera in hand.