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N.S. Fishing Safety Excellence to be Recognized

Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry will be celebrated at the first annual Splashes of Safety awards dinner and fundraiser on Sept....

Yarmouth Shark Scramble Celebrating 20 years

Organizers say it promises to be a fantastic year for the Yarmouth Shark Scramble, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary during Aug. 15-18. The...

Industry Briefs – August 2018

DFO Seeking Input into Fishery Regulation Amendments The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has opened consultations into proposed amendments aimed at preserving the independence...

A West Coast Fisheries Minister Not as Rare as You Might Think

More than a few eyebrows were raised when Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard...

Tidal Energy Turbine Worrying Bay of Fundy Fishermen

Fishermen in the Bay of Fundy have been left wondering and worrying who will be responsible for the tidal energy turbine that was deployed...

Herring Focus of Sampling Project

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”...

Small Craft Harbours Situation Being Studied

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has initiated a study to assess the current state of small craft harbours in Canada, as well...

Industry Briefs – July 2018

Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Returns to Yarmouth Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show will return to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre January 25-26, 2019. The Eastern...

More Input Needed Before Fishery Closures Implemented

I have recently been watching the federal government in Ottawa and the Department of Fishers and Oceans from the comfort of my home. “Robust, science-based,...

Right Whales: Reason Needs to Outweigh Reaction

I have worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve...
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