Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The fall fishing season opened in Area 25 on Aug. 8 at 6 a.m. The last day of fishing is Oct. 9 and the minimum lobster carapace size (length) is increased to 75 mm. It increases again in 2018 to...
The spring season was short, but not sweet, for rock crab fishers in LFA 25 this year. “The catches were real good this year, but we couldn’t get rid of them. We fished the first day, a Tuesday, then skipped...
The P.E.I. Bluefin tuna season is now open. Island fishers headed out on the water Aug. 2 after a one-day delay to the opening. The first fishing period will run until Sept. 26.  Any remaining quota will be reallocated and...
The Emily Amanda returns to its home port at Stoney Island, Cape Sable Island, after setting longline halibut gear for an overnight soak. Fishers in southwestern Nova Scotia have been getting a good price for halibut this summer with...
The Atlantic halibut allocation for the P.E.I. fixed gear fleet in 2017 will be 51.982 metric tonnes, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced. That amount includes the initial allocation for this fleet (51.42t) as well as a carry...
The rock crab fishery in LFA 26A will open at 6 a.m. on Aug. 7. It will again have a limit of 90 traps. The catch limitation is 23,913 kilograms. Only male rock crabs with a minimum carapace width size...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region has advised the fishery for Toad/Spider Crab in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 24 and 26A is open until Sept. 30. Fishing gear is limited to conical or pyramidal crab traps with...
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...
There will be more fishing days and increased retention opportunities for the recreational striped bass fishery in the Maritimes this year. In recent years, the striped bass population in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has shown signs of improvement...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region, has opened the summer fishery for rock crab in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 until July 29. A notice to fish harvesters from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans indicates the...

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