Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A combined weight of 7,145 pounds for the 12 bluefin tuna landed was a new record at the 14th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, held Aug. 20 to 26. “For bluefin, that’s the most weight ever landed,” says Brandon...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is seeking approximately 11 participants to assist in the anticipated approval of the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants will be assisting in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) is setting out to break the record for the world’s longest lobster roll during the 2017 P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival. The attempt will take place Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the...
Just like their counterparts in New Brunswick, fall lobster fishers in P.E.I. are disappointed with the price they’re receiving at the wharf. Fishers from the two provinces share Area 25 along the Northumberland Strait, with the Island zone stretching from...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans granted a two-day extension to the main P.E.I. halibut fishery in September. Those with quota remaining on their individual catch limit were able to fish Sept. 6 and 7. The overall landings were evaluated...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is looking for a HFA 16G herring fisher who will do to the experimental nets portion of this year’s data collection for the area. Currently, two fishers are needed: one for North Lake, and one for...
Booming export markets for Canadian lobster have been a major income generator for Atlantic Canada’s lobster industry over the last several years, with a low Canadian dollar amplifying the effect. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, lobster has remained the...
Membership is now being accepted into a new lobster fisher’s association for Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34. The Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association was officially formed earlier this summer after a series of meetings where as many as 300...
Tuna fishers on P.E.I. have decided to use a list created in 2015 to allocate quota transferred from Mexico. Fishers were asked whether to use the list of 308 tag numbers on a rotational basis anytime there was a quota...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...

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