The spring lobster fishery is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia with fishermen who land part or all of their fishing gear for the winter months busy getting their traps back in the water. For those who have fished all...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
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...
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
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...
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...
A coalition of environmental groups that challenged AquaBounty in federal court is happy federal approval is needed before the company can grow genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at its new facility in Rollo Bay. The company was granted federal and...
Whether Nova Scotia is at risk of a Deepwater Horizon disaster was the question asked and examined during a speaking tour in Nova Scotia in late March. Hosted by the Council of Canadians in partnership with the Campaign to Protect...
The local fishing community in New Glasgow has expressed alarm over an old solution to Northern Pulp’s effluent problem that has resurfaced. Fishers and fishing group representatives met for more than an hour at Central Nova MP Sean Fraser’s riding...
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,...
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