Saturday, October 21, 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...
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...
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...
A crew was busy this spring restoring the system of floating docks in the inner harbour at Toney River. Standing from left, Fred Falconer, Adrian Murray and Danny Battist, and Keith Gratto, kneeling, position the last piece of the...
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...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association.AquaBounty...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1.The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer.The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
While the Canadian Wildlife Federation approves of the measures taken so far by the federal government to prevent the deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales, the group maintains they don’t go far enough.A total of 10 endangered Right Whales...
Shippagan — Campobello Island resident, Joe Howlett, a well-known member of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, died Monday, while trying to rescue a whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Jerry Conway, advisor and member with the Campobello Whale Rescue...

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