Saturday, October 21, 2017
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Most New Brunswick fishers were shocked and disappointed when they were told recently the prices they would be receiving for this years’ lobster catches would be much lower than those paid to spring fishers in other Atlantic regions.“I didn’t...
Lobster fishers in eastern Kings County, P.E.I. will have more storage capacity available next spring.The Souris Harbour Authority Inc. has received a repayable contribution of $500,000 from ACOA’s Business Development Program to purchase equipment and expand its current cold...
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...
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...

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