Todd O'Brien

CBC News

Todd O'Brien is a journalist working with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

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Small but efficient, this Harbour Main fish plant's focus is local

The Variety Foods fish plant in Harbour Main is not very big, but it is very busy. As Todd O'Brien writes, the company traces its history in the fishing fishing industry back through four generations.

With natural prey like capelin and shrimp in decline, cod are eating their young: DFO

The once mighty northern cod stocks' growth is stalled according to DFO science. Ecosystem conditions including a lack of food are contributing factors. Fish harvesters say in the bigger picture though, the numbers are moving in the right direction.

DFO says south coast cod numbers down, but groups critical of new data model

A new way of estimating the size of the stock indicates the area known as 3PS is worse than previously thought, and the numbers have dipped to a critical level.

All in on cod: Icewater Seafoods bets its future on the iconic fish

The Family-owned Arnold's Cove company is spending $10 million on the latest cod-processing technology and claims to be the only processor in North America dedicated full-time to Atlantic cod production.

Fish harvesters slam 'cartel-like behaviour' of some processors

The FFAW says there is a "co-ordinated effort" by several big companies, but the Association of Seafood Producers says that is categorically false.

Norwegian artist builds giant crab out of plastic trash, inspired by N.L. scientist

Perched over a crevice next to a coastal trail on the western tip of Norway sits a giant, plastic crab — and it's there partly thanks to Newfoundland.

New offshore shrimp deal means more processing — and more work — in N.L.

Up to 7,000 tonnes of industrial shrimp will be processed in Newfoundland instead of being shipped to Europe.

FISH-NL says it will fold by end of the month unless it raises $150K

The upstart fish harvesters' union says it needs 500 new members to each pay $288 a year.

In the shed with Reverend Fred: How boat building bonds these men

They gather for the boat-building and stay for the chat. Men in the Arnold's Cove area take to the shed Thursday nights to build a 14-foot flat.

Building a dory — and life skills — in downtown St. John's

It might seem like an unlikely pairing, but a youth outreach group and traditional boat builders are working together.

Striped bass invasion in southern Labrador appears to be over, DFO says

Thousands of the fish were seen as far north as Cartwright in 2017, and were believed to originate in New Brunswick.

Placentia boat owners want harbour authority dissolved

Some boat owners are concerned about safety and the authority's finances, but the Harbour Authority says it's doing everything by the book.

From L.A. to Conception Bay: Director with Newfoundland roots shoots 1st feature film

Topsail Beach and Mount Pearl Square are just a few of the sets for the psychological drama Black Conflux.

Artist gives Newfoundland and Labrador a troubling tarot reading

Is there truth in the cards? Artist Rhonda Pelley has created thought-provoking images.

'Not ready to lie down and die': Cancer patient battles Transport Canada

Ken Harding has terminal cancer but while he and his doctor agree he can keep working as a cook on the Bell Island ferries, Transport Canada disagrees.