Friday, August 18, 2017
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...
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,...
HALLOWELL, ME — Fresh Maine Atlantic salmon from Cooke Aquaculture’s Deep Cove marine farm site, near Eastport, was on the menu at the recent presidential inauguration events in Washington, D.C. “We know Maine’s aquaculture industry is having a major impact...
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...
The smelt fishery in P.E.I. inland waters runs from April 1 to June 15 with dip nets and the angling fishery open from April 15 to Sept. 15. The smelt fishery for bag nets, box nets, gill nets and spear...
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...
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 Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region, has opened the summer fishery for rock crab in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 until July 29. A notice to fish harvesters from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans indicates the...
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...
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...

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