Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The decision by Robert Mitchell, P.E.I.’s minister of Communities, Land and Environment, to allow genetically modified salmon to be grown in Prince Edward Island was the result of a faulty environmental assessment process. So, says the Coalition for the...
The Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has recommended the fleet separation and owner-operator policy be entrenched in a new Fisheries Act. The recommendation was included in a committee report. Committee Chair Scott Simms says several presenters made the...
A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,297 tonnes has been established for Atlantic halibut in 4RST for a one year period, which runs until May 14, 2018. A notice from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to harvesters notes 50...
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...
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 joined other industry groups in working out of a recent Halifax meeting with Transport Canada. The 15 industry groups were calling on the federal department to help develop a comprehensive and timely implementation plan to assist...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is lending its support to an effort to save five small schools in the province. “A large majority of our captains and crew members live in rural Prince Edward Island,” explains a statement from the group,...
Charlottetown, P.E.I. — After two cancelled sessions due to the weather and the need to elect a new chair, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries is getting down to business again. Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry has been chosen...
Halifax, N.S. — The Atlantic Fisheries Fund, capitalized via a direct contribution of $325 million from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is now the primary vehicle for the federal government’s efforts to stimulate innovation, grow opportunities and...
Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac appeared before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries on Feb. 24. McIsaac, who was accompanied by Deputy Minister John Jamieson, spoke about two of the most high profile topics facing the Island fishery:...

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