Saturday, October 21, 2017
The participants have been selected for the 2017 snow crab fishery on Prince Edward Island.The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association conducted a registration and lottery to determine the 131 participants. It’s anticipated each will receive an allocation of five metric tonnes.To...
Halifax, N.S. — The movement of containerized cargo through the Port of Halifax is a major contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia. The most recent economic impact report, produced by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group, shows the...
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...
A combined weight of 7,145 pounds for the 12 bluefin tuna landed was a new record at the 14th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, held Aug. 20 to 26.“For bluefin, that’s the most weight ever landed,” says Brandon...
More than 100 fishers from Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 came together in Yarmouth on Sept. 20 for the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) Lobster Forum, where the most pressing issues facing the lobster fishing...
The Emily Amanda returns to its home port at Stoney Island, Cape Sable Island, after setting longline halibut gear for an overnight soak. Fishers in southwestern Nova Scotia have been getting a good price for halibut this summer with...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1.The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
YARMOUTH, NS – Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show, the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, returned to the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. on Feb. 3 and 4, bringing with it a packed house, both in terms of exhibitors...
There will be more fishing days and increased retention opportunities for the recreational striped bass fishery in the Maritimes this year.In recent years, the striped bass population in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has shown signs of improvement...
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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