Thursday, February 22, 2018
More than 100 fishers from Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 came together in Yarmouth on Sept. 20 for the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) Lobster Forum, where the most pressing issues facing the lobster fishing...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved the release of 108 tags for the Canadian tuna reallocation fishery, which opened Sept. 29. The first fishing period began Aug. 1 and ended Sept. 26. The reallocation fishery is scheduled to run...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1. The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
The goal of 90 per cent of the Atlantic Halibut quota was reached at the end of the first reallocation period in late September. A total of 7,070 kg was landed in the last two days of the fishery, bringing...
Lobster fishers in eastern Kings County, P.E.I. will have more storage capacity available next spring. The Souris Harbour Authority Inc. has received a repayable contribution of $500,000 from ACOA’s Business Development Program to purchase equipment and expand its current cold...
Leonard “Blueberry” MacKinnnon is a towering man, with hands the size of baseball mitts. He is tough as nails and as gentle as the sea after a storm. “Blue”, as he is known, quit school 56 years ago to...
A total of 190 Island fishers registered for the halibut reallocation fishery Sept. 26 to 28. That resulted in a draw for the 54 positions available. The winners will be contacted by DFO to ensure they’re eligible and any fisher...
The 22nd edition of the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival was a resounding success. Throughout the weekend, more than $24,000 in cash prizes were awarded. The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge winner and the top cash prize of $10,000...
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