Friday, October 20, 2017
Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10.The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities,...
As demand for P.E.I. shellfish grows, federal and provincial governments are contributing more than $1.6 million to install cold storage facilities at P.E.I. Mussel King Inc. to reduce damage caused during transportation and ensure efficient, uninterrupted supply of frozen...
Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says if he’s successful in winning the Progressive Conservative leadership, the appointment of a dedicated deputy minister of fisheries will be part of his platform for the 2019 election.Agriculture and fisheries have been united under...
(Editor’s Note: This column was written in advance of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s announced amendments to the tax changes, and may not reflect the most recent information.)The Trudeau government’s proposed changes to how incorporated small businesses are taxed has...
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...
A coalition of environmental groups that challenged AquaBounty in federal court is happy federal approval is needed before the company can grow genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at its new facility in Rollo Bay.The company was granted federal and...
While the Canadian Wildlife Federation approves of the measures taken so far by the federal government to prevent the deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales, the group maintains they don’t go far enough.A total of 10 endangered Right Whales...
There have been major changes in the way the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is running the Shellfish Enhancement Program, resulting in a major shakeup in the group representing the public oyster fishery.In the past, the department has provided...
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...

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