As a few innovative Nova Scotia companies forge ahead with efforts to develop new ropeless fishing technologies, the presence of right whales continues to be a concern for area lobster fishermen and the industry in general.
An advisory committee tasked with looking into the potential designation of the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank Area of Interest (AOI) as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) under the Oceans Act has begun meeting. The Fundian...
From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are currently underway in Atlantic Canada to combat ocean pollution. Two Nova Scotia...
Exploring options for whale-safe fishing gear and finding innovative ways to prevent, retrieve and recycle lost or discarded fishing gear was the focus of the two-day Gear Innovation Summit, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Halifax...
In its August editorial, the Atlantic Fisherman dealt with the perceived correlation between warming ocean water temperatures and more frequent and harsher storms. But more violent storms are the not only thing being impacted by warming water...
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans recently released a report related to its study of the migration of lobster and snow crab in Atlantic Canada and the impact of climate change on carapace size.
Fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia were hoping for better weather in May as the six-month lobster season in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 comes to a close. Strong winds and rough seas continued to...
Without a doubt, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019. The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment by the Canadian government to protecting 10 per cent of marine and coastal areas in...
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...
All systems are a go when it comes to environmental monitoring of the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in the Minas Passage, says Emera. “All environmental monitoring devices required for regulatory compliance are working and transferring data to shore,” said Emera...
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