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A Place Called 3NO (Peter Conway) video
#1714: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

We do admire the little boats
as they go so far to sea,
To fish off the Virgin Rocks
and to raise their family;
But due to overfishing, inside a lot will go,
To try their luck and to make a buck
in the place called 3NO.

Some people up in Ottawa and on the local scene,
Tell us about cold waters and
how the fish they stay upstream;
Now our restrictions are in place,
old-timers they will say,
That the factory ships and draggers
are cleaning out the bay;

Our boys were geared and ready
to confront them on the sea,
And to get some world attention
of destruction through the years;
It's time we stand together
and let those countries know,
About their overfishing in the place called 3NO.

The patrol ship Cape Roger
and the Navy's Margaree,
The Leonard J Crowley
and planes that patrolled the sea,
Swept down on those little boats
just outside the line,
And towed them all back to port,
and gave away the fine.

Long winter months are coming on
for those men that work the sea,
It's hard to go on welfare, what more can there be?
We hope the law will keep them well,
and old skippers have their say,
And go back to sea again to earn their daily pay.

We do admire the little boats
as they go so far to sea,
To fish off the Virgin Rocks
and to raise their family;
But due to overfishing, inside a lot will go,
To try their luck and to make a buck
in the place called 3NO.

####.... Jim Mooney ....####
Recorded by Peter Conway (There's No Place Like Home, trk#1, 2000 cassette, Independent, St Brides, NL, distributed by Tidemark).

From Wikipedia:
HMCS Margaree (DDH 230) - St Laurent-class destroyer that served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later the Canadian Forces from 1957-1992. Built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and named for the Margaree River, she was commissioned in 1957 as a destroyer escort. In the mid-1960s she was converted to a destroyer helicopter escort and reclassed in 1965. Margaree was selected by the Canadian Forces for the Destroyer Life Extension (DELEX) program and completed this refit in 1980. She was decommissioned from active service in 1992, and was scrapped in 1994.
Virgin Rocks - series of rocky ridges just below the ocean surface on the Grand Banks. They rise to within 3.6 metres (11'-9-3/4") of the surface and are a navigation hazard to ocean going vessels in the North Atlantic.

Additional Notes:
¹ 3NO - one of several management areas in the southern Grand Banks designated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the federal government department responsible for the protection and management of fish stocks and their habitat.
² Cape Roger - Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) is a multi-task offshore patrol vessel built in 1977 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, modernized in 1996, and based in St John's, NL. The vessel is named after a point of land located on the western side of Placentia Bay, and is used for search and rescue operations and fisheries patrol on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador Region.
³ Leonard J Cowley - Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) built in Vancouver, British Columbia, and used for fisheries patrol enforcement in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region. The vessel is named after Newfoundland biologist Len Cowley, who later became assistant deputy minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Mr Cowley was the regional director general for Newfoundland from 1974 to 1981. Before his death in 1982, Mr Cowley had dedicated 22 years to the department.



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