Membership is now being accepted into a new lobster fisher’s association for Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34. The Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association was officially formed earlier this summer after a series of meetings where as many as 300...
Leonard “Blueberry” MacKinnnon is a towering man, with hands the size of baseball mitts. He is tough as nails and as gentle as the sea after a storm. “Blue”, as he is known, quit school 56 years ago to...
CAP AUGUET, NS — The largest modern fishing boat ever manufactured on Isle Madame hit the water in October. Father and son duo Adolphe and Shawn Boudreau completed construction on the fishing vessel All Segments, which was purchased by the...
Booming export markets for Canadian lobster have been a major income generator for Atlantic Canada’s lobster industry over the last several years, with a low Canadian dollar amplifying the effect. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, lobster has remained the...
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...
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...
Woods Harbour fisher Timmy Dixon and his son Noah offload halibut at the Lower Woods Harbour wharf from their last fishing trip of the season in early October.
The Lobster Institute is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 by highlighting the close and collaborative relationships it has built with the lobster industry over the years. For example, one of the first studies conducted by the Institute was...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association says it’s pleased with the additional Bluefin tuna quota granted at the recent International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meetings held in Marrakesh, Morocco. ICCAT is responsible for the overall management...
Lobster fishers in the Upper Bay of Fundy (LFA 35) are seeing solid landings and a strong shore price for the first two weeks of the season, which opened Oct. 14. “Fishermen are quite pleased and surprised,” says Chris Hudson,...
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