MONCTON, NB – The Maritime Fishermen’s Union is giving $6.8 million to the provincial government to complete early repayment of an $11-million loan provided in 2010 to support the sustainability of the lobster fishery in eastern New Brunswick. “The fishing...
Saint John, N.B. — Cooke Inc., parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has announced the completion of its acquisition of Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products. Under...
Winners of the 2017 Licence of a Lifetime lottery have received a free licence to hunt game and catch fish in Nova Scotia. This is the 25th year the province and the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters have...
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,...
St. George, N.B. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is carrying out an investigation after a U.S. vessel was intercepted fishing illegally in Canadian waters. The vessel was intercepted about midday on Oct. 19 in Passamaquoddy Bay in waters...
Gerry Byrne, minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, says his department emerged from 2017 with a sharp focus on fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, agriculture, wildlife and lands, to better support economic development, growth and...
At Kelly Cove Salmon, Phil Tinker (Capt. of the vessel Mark Bolt) and extremely dedicated crew members Brad Elliott, Merle Leslie, Aubrey Keefe, and Dan Abbott, work on the Crow Island, New Brunswick salmon farm site on a -18C...
Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker wants to know what the P.E.I. government is doing to protect the herring stocks in island waters. “Just over a decade ago in 2004, fishers in the Souris area fought hard to protect the herring...
The Commons Standing Committee on Finance is recommending the federal government develop an aquaculture act. The recommendation comes in report tabled in the Commons dealing with consultations on the 2018 budget, expected to be delivered next spring. Committee Chair Wayne...
Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) failed to adopt recommended limits to protect shortfin mako sharks from overfishing or strengthen the regional ban on shark finning. The only...
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