Friday, August 18, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
FREDERICTON, NB – Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, is heralding the new free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) as a deal that could bring positive economic...
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:...
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...
HALIFAX, NS — Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has appointed the first members of the new independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board. Jean McKenna of the Halifax Regional Municipality was appointed as chair of the review board. McKenna is...
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...

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