Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie was a little surprised to find there was no money in this year's capital budget for building lobster cold storage facilities. The veteran MLA, a fisher before he entered politics, says it was his understanding a...
Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) failed to adopt recommended limits to protect shortfin mako sharks from overfishing or strengthen the regional ban on shark finning. The only...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced that partnerships in the P.E.I. Bluefin Tuna fishery will be continued for the 2017 season. Partnership arrangements will remain valid until Dec. 31, unless there’s an indication the partnership is to end...
Just days after announcing the commercial mackerel fishery in Area 16 would close on Nov. 16, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans reopened the season Nov. 21. In a memo to the Atlantic Mackerel Advisory Committee dated Nov. 20, committee...
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...
As demand for P.E.I. shellfish grows, federal and provincial governments are contributing more than $1.6 million to install cold storage facilities at P.E.I. Mussel King Inc. to reduce damage caused during transportation and ensure efficient, uninterrupted supply of frozen...
The local fishing community in New Glasgow has expressed alarm over an old solution to Northern Pulp’s effluent problem that has resurfaced. Fishers and fishing group representatives met for more than an hour at Central Nova MP Sean Fraser’s riding...
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....
Saint John, N.B. — Cooke Inc., parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has announced the completion of its acquisition of Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products. Under...
HERMITAGE-SANDYVILLE, NL — International aquaculture producer Marine Harvest has completed the purchase of aquaculture farming assets previously owned by Gray Aqua Group of Companies in Atlantic Canada. The purchase includes seven farming licences in the province and the Hermitage...
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