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...
The 24th annual Fisherman and Scientists Research Society Conference kicked off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Megan Bailey, a member of the Ocean Frontier Institute working out of Dalhousie University. Focusing on the seafood supply chain, Bailey outlined...
The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the first of its kind in Canada to combine research, commercialization and workforce development and training. The centre will focus 3D metal...
Electronic video coverage as a possible alternative to traditional at-sea observer coverage is on the radar of fishers in Atlantic Canada. The possibility was brought to the table last spring at a workshop co-hosted by the Ecology Action Centre (EAC),...
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...
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...
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...
Herring larvae is the focus of an ichthyoplankton sampling project initiated last year by the industry-driven Herring Science Council and is already producing “interesting” results which will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the stocks in southwestern Nova...
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,...
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...
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