Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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...
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,...

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