Saturday, February 24, 2018
The commercial mackerel season in the Gulf Region closed at 6 a.m. on Nov. 16. As of Nov. 14, landings were estimated at 8,291 tonnes. The closure applies to all vessels regardless of size or gear used. The closure will...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
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...
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...
Nova Scotians are encouraged to gear up and head to one of the province’s open waterways to enjoy this winter’s sportfishing season. “Winter sportfishing is a great way for people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors,” says Fisheries and...
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...
The New England District of the US Army Corps of Engineers recently dredged sections of both the channel and anchorages of the York Harbor Federal navigation project (FNP) in York, Maine. Dredging operations commenced on Nov. 1. The...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association has announced the winners of its 2017 Member’s Bursary Program. In total, 11 bursaries of $1,000 each were awarded. Each of the six association locals were eligible to award two bursaries. Members, spouses and children...
Most of the fishers in P.E.I.’s largest lobster fishing zone support a carapace size increase for the 2018 season. The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association mailed out a survey to the 601 commercial fishers in LFA 24, which runs the length of...
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