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...
Cold, unsettled weather resulted in a less-than-stellar scallop fishing season in the Northumberland Strait this year. Cape Tormentine scallop fisher Jim Murray says poor weather conditions made it hard for fishers in Scallop Area 22 to get in more...
A long-time Charlottetown restaurateur has issued an apology to P.E.I. lobster fishers for remarks made in a media interview that left the impression he was criticizing the price fishers are being paid during the spring season. Liam Dolan, who owns...
Is Canada doing enough to ensure the East Coast lobster industry’s sustainability? Or maybe the question should be whether sustainability is possible at all? Catches are reportedly down this year in the major western Nova Scotia lobster fishery, albeit...
Halifax, N.S. — SEVAEN (pronounced Sa-Vay-In) is coming to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom through a partnership with Swan Net-Gundry. Swan Net-Gundry has agreed to distribute the SEVAEN product line in its stores and dealer network, allowing...
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 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...
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