Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association Member Bursaries. Applicants must be related to a member of the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, be graduating from a Prince Edward Island high school in June 2018 and...
The general manager of one of the largest seafood processing plant in western P.E.I. is optimistic the expanded “Team Seafood” program can help him attract workers this spring. “Students help keep our plant fully operational and Team Seafood is a...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association recently held a draw to choose participants to assist in the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants assist in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf...
If lobster trap tags could talk, the one found on Tar Bay Beach on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas would have a whopper to tell. The LFA 33 tag, dated 2013 and numbered 33118263, was found by Bill and...
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...
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...
St. George, N.B. — Marine Harvest has announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to buy Northern Harvest, whose head offices are currently based in St. George. Northern Harvest is a fully integrated company with its own broodstock,...
Canada’s largest shellfish festival, the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, will be back bigger and better than ever Sept. 14 to 17 in downtown Charlottetown. Food Network Canada’s celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford will return to host the weekend celebrations....
The fall rock crab fishery in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 opened Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans delayed the fishery due to strong winds on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The fishery is set...
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...
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