Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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...
St. Andrews Biological Station staff members were witness to some interesting catches during their research survey of the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf this past summer. According to biologist Don Clark, “We found a large number of species in...
The acting Regional Director General for the Gulf Region has altered the usual closing times in Scallop Fishing Area 24. In an order dated Oct. 25, Jacqueline Richard announced the fishery would close from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. until...
After a one-day delay due to weather, the lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia got underway on Nov. 28, with close to 1,700 fishing vessels in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 heading out to sea to set...
Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on the issue in the legislature by Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, who chairs the Standing...
While there was no money allocated in the P.E.I. capital budget for the fishery, that didn't prevent the opposition from posing plenty of questions about the industry to Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says the...
The federal government has announced an investment of $2.48 million to support the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance in its efforts to increase awareness and demand for Canadian farmed fish and seafood in the United States, Asia and Europe. “Canada’s seafood...
Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie was a little surprised to find there was no money in this year's capital budget for building lobster cold storage facilities. The veteran MLA, a fisher before he entered politics, says it was his understanding a...
Most of the fishers in P.E.I.’s largest lobster fishing zone support a carapace size increase for the 2018 season. The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association mailed out a survey to the 601 commercial fishers in LFA 24, which runs the length of...
There’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about the P.E.I. fishing industry heading into 2018, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. McIsaac says the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, announced by federal minister Dominic LeBlanc and the four Atlantic fisheries ministers,...

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