Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Considered one of the 10 “most unwanted,” and ranked among the 100-worst alien invasive species worldwide, green crab (Carcinus maenas, aka shore crab, harbor crab, Japanese crab) were first observed in Atlantic Canadian waters in the early 1950s, migrating...
The Lobster Institute is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 by highlighting the close and collaborative relationships it has built with the lobster industry over the years. For example, one of the first studies conducted by the Institute was...
Whoever designed the new Nova Scotia premium international seafood brand logo did a fine job in my estimation. Tastefully understated, the new logo was domestically unveiled on March 2 with a media event at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, having...
It will likely be several more weeks before a determination can be made on the cause of death for six North Atlantic Right whales found dead in the waters just off western Prince Edward Island. Over the Canada Day weekend,...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association recently held a draw to choose participants to assist in the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants assist in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf...
An assistant professor at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture in Truro has been named Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture and Nutrition. Stefanie Columbo also received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund as part of...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is seeking approximately 11 participants to assist in the anticipated approval of the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants will be assisting in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic...
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...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...

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