Saturday, February 24, 2018
The rock crab fishery in LFA 26A will open at 6 a.m. on Aug. 7. It will again have a limit of 90 traps. The catch limitation is 23,913 kilograms. Only male rock crabs with a minimum carapace width size...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region has advised the fishery for Toad/Spider Crab in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 24 and 26A is open until Sept. 30. Fishing gear is limited to conical or pyramidal crab traps with...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
There will be more fishing days and increased retention opportunities for the recreational striped bass fishery in the Maritimes this year. In recent years, the striped bass population in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has shown signs of improvement...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region, has opened the summer fishery for rock crab in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 until July 29. A notice to fish harvesters from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans indicates the...
The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) has awarded $107,317 to six separate conservation projects in Prince Edward Island this summer. Souris and Area Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation received $26,500 for the last year of a three-year project designed...
The participants have been selected for the 2017 snow crab fishery on Prince Edward Island. The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association conducted a registration and lottery to determine the 131 participants. It’s anticipated each will receive an allocation of five metric tonnes. To...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced that partnerships in the P.E.I. Bluefin Tuna fishery will be continued for the 2017 season. Partnership arrangements will remain valid until Dec. 31, unless there’s an indication the partnership is to end...
Saint Andrews, N.B. — Final population estimates for North American Atlantic salmon show returns in 2016 were lower than the year before and may indicate further declines in 2017. As a result, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is urging anglers...
Canada’s largest shellfish festival, the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, will be back bigger and better than ever Sept. 14 to 17 in downtown Charlottetown. Food Network Canada’s celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford will return to host the weekend celebrations....
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