Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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...
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Blue on blue

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...
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.
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,...
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...
Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
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...

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