The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed an application for a judicial review by Labrador fisher Kirby Elson, who was seeking to challenge the federal fisheries minister’s authority to strip him of a snow crab licence after he refused...
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,...
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
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...
Borden, P.E.I. — For Confederation Cove Mussel Company in Borden-Carleton, Seafood Expo North America is an opportunity to find new business, strengthen existing relationships, open new markets and grow its earning potential. Confederation Cove is among more than 30 Island...
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...
Colder than normal water temperatures are making for low landings and a late start to the spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia. “March was pretty well a write-off,” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, with cold...
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...
Charlotte County, N.B. — The recent Seafood Expo North America held in Boston was a great chance to showcase New Brunswick’s world-class products to buyers around the world, says Premier Brian Gallant. He, along with Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister...
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...
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