Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cheticamp, N.S. — The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board (GNSFPB) is spending $1.3 million dollars to buy safety equipment for 600 fishers. The organization represents the interests of inshore fishermen in an area that extends from the New Brunswick...
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...
The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) has awarded $107,317 to six separate conservation projects in Prince Edward Island this summer. Souris and Area Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation received $26,500 for the last year of a three-year project designed...
Most lobster fishers in New Brunswick are pleased with the scheduled staggered increase in lobster carapace size. The federal government imposed three scheduled increases: one millimetre in 2016, and two millimetres in each of 2017 and 2018, bringing the...
The rock crab fishery in LFA 26A will open at 6 a.m. on Aug. 7. It will again have a limit of 90 traps. The catch limitation is 23,913 kilograms. Only male rock crabs with a minimum carapace width size...
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...

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