Friday, August 18, 2017
Cold, unsettled weather resulted in a less-than-stellar scallop fishing season in the Northumberland Strait this year. Cape Tormentine scallop fisher Jim Murray says poor weather conditions made it hard for fishers in Scallop Area 22 to get in more...
It will likely be several more weeks before a determination can be made on the cause of death for six North Atlantic Right whales found dead in the waters just off western Prince Edward Island. Over the Canada Day weekend,...
AquaBounty has received approval from the P.E.I. government to raise genetically modified (GM) salmon at its site in Rollo Bay West. Raising the GM salmon, known as AquaAdvantage, at the Island site wasn’t part of the original proposal, but the...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced a series of new measures designed to help protect endangered species across Canada, including the North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The move comes after six North Atlantic...
ST. JOHN’S, NL — The new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources will bring greater focus to the management of the province’s fishery and land resources to further economic development, improve food security and protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s renewable...
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
Economic Development Minister Heath MacDonald (front row, third from right), congratulates Dr. Subrata Chowdhury (front row, third from left) and his staff at RPS Biologiques Inc. in Charlottetown for developing an environmentally safe answer to the chemicals previously used...
In the wake of the death of eight North Atlantic Right Whales, the department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced the closure of Snow Crab Fishing Area 12 in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. A statement from DFO indicates...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
The Sarah Elizabeth is blanked by thick fog at the Clark’s Harbour wharf. Cold water temperatures continued to prevail throughout the spring in southwestern Nova Scotia waters, hampering the catches for many lobster fishers.

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