Friday, August 18, 2017
Cold, unsettled weather resulted in a less-than-stellar scallop fishing season in the Northumberland Strait this year. Cape Tormentine scallop fisher Jim Murray says poor weather conditions made it hard for fishers in Scallop Area 22 to get in more...
Members of the Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association discussed the possibility of holding both a spring and a fall lobster licence at a meeting on Feb. 13 at the Alberton Curling Club. Back in 2015, fishers in the zone, which comprises...
Halifax, N.S. — SEVAEN (pronounced Sa-Vay-In) is coming to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom through a partnership with Swan Net-Gundry. Swan Net-Gundry has agreed to distribute the SEVAEN product line in its stores and dealer network, allowing...
Is Canada doing enough to ensure the East Coast lobster industry’s sustainability? Or maybe the question should be whether sustainability is possible at all? Catches are reportedly down this year in the major western Nova Scotia lobster fishery, albeit...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association will be holding a registration for the commercial P.E.I. Atlantic Halibut fishery July 10 to 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. The list of registered fishers will be submitted to DFO and the fishery will...
The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed an application for a judicial review by Labrador fisher Kirby Elson, who was seeking to challenge the federal fisheries minister’s authority to strip him of a snow crab licence after he refused...
Borden, P.E.I. — For Confederation Cove Mussel Company in Borden-Carleton, Seafood Expo North America is an opportunity to find new business, strengthen existing relationships, open new markets and grow its earning potential. Confederation Cove is among more than 30 Island...
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries estimates the value of total fish landings in 2016 increased by 20 per cent to $261.7 million, a new all-time high for fish landings on P.E.I. According to the provincial statistical review, molluscs and...
Canada’s largest shellfish festival, the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, will be back bigger and better than ever Sept. 14 to 17 in downtown Charlottetown. Food Network Canada’s celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford will return to host the weekend celebrations....
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...

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