Friday, August 18, 2017
Most lobster fishers in New Brunswick are pleased with the scheduled staggered increase in lobster carapace size. The federal government imposed three scheduled increases: one millimetre in 2016, and two millimetres in each of 2017 and 2018, bringing the...
Lobster fishers in Area 24 have indicated in no uncertain terms they’re against a carapace size increase. The vote was held at the request of industry members. The LFA 24 Advisory Committee held a series of meetings across the zone,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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