Nova Scotia’s small and medium-sized onshore seafood companies have a new umbrella organization to represent their interests in the fishing industry. The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance (NSSA) was officially established on March 1, succeeding the Nova Scotia Fish Packer’s Association,...
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...
The fall fishing season opened in Area 25 on Aug. 8 at 6 a.m. The last day of fishing is Oct. 9 and the minimum lobster carapace size (length) is increased to 75 mm. It increases again in 2018 to...
The federal government has announced an investment of $2.48 million to support the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance in its efforts to increase awareness and demand for Canadian farmed fish and seafood in the United States, Asia and Europe. “Canada’s seafood...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association will be holding a registration for the commercial P.E.I. Atlantic Halibut fishery July 10 to 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. The list of registered fishers will be submitted to DFO and the fishery will...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is looking for a promoter that will organize a one-day lobster festival this June. Executive Director Ian MacPherson says the idea of hosting an event that celebrates the spring lobster season and the impact it has...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
A total of 190 Island fishers registered for the halibut reallocation fishery Sept. 26 to 28. That resulted in a draw for the 54 positions available. The winners will be contacted by DFO to ensure they’re eligible and any fisher...
HALIFAX, NS — A new lobster quality initiative between Nova Scotia and Tmall-Alibaba, an online retail company in China, will set a premium quality standard for exported Nova Scotia lobster. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell says Nova Scotia has...
Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on the issue in the legislature by Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, who chairs the Standing...
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