Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The 22nd edition of the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival was a resounding success. Throughout the weekend, more than $24,000 in cash prizes were awarded. The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge winner and the top cash prize of $10,000...
To capture the remaining 2017 P.E.I. halibut quota, the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is administering a registration and draw for those fishers with continued interest in fishing halibut. Registration is being held until Sept. 20 at the association office in Charlottetown....
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association recently held a draw to choose participants to assist in the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants assist in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf...
A second extension has been granted for the P.E.I. commercial halibut fishery. Fishers will be allowed on the water Sept. 13 and 14 at 6 a.m. The season ended Aug. 31, and the first extension allowed fishing on Sept. 6...
Most New Brunswick fishers were shocked and disappointed when they were told recently the prices they would be receiving for this years’ lobster catches would be much lower than those paid to spring fishers in other Atlantic regions. “I didn’t...
A combined weight of 7,145 pounds for the 12 bluefin tuna landed was a new record at the 14th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, held Aug. 20 to 26. “For bluefin, that’s the most weight ever landed,” says Brandon...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is seeking approximately 11 participants to assist in the anticipated approval of the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants will be assisting in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) is setting out to break the record for the world’s longest lobster roll during the 2017 P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival. The attempt will take place Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the...
Just like their counterparts in New Brunswick, fall lobster fishers in P.E.I. are disappointed with the price they’re receiving at the wharf. Fishers from the two provinces share Area 25 along the Northumberland Strait, with the Island zone stretching from...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans granted a two-day extension to the main P.E.I. halibut fishery in September. Those with quota remaining on their individual catch limit were able to fish Sept. 6 and 7. The overall landings were evaluated...

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