The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New Brunswick Fisheries Association and Pictou Landing First Nation, collectively oppose Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s...
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...
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.
Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore Islands and the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank, located approximately 120 kilometres south of Yarmouth, have been identified as Areas of Interest (AOI) for future Oceans Act Marine Protected Area (MPA) designation. Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc made...
Cold, unsettled weather resulted in a less-than-stellar scallop fishing season in the Northumberland Strait this year. Cape Tormentine scallop fisher Jim Murray says poor weather conditions made it hard for fishers in Scallop Area 22 to get in more...
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...
Saint Andrews, N.B. — The federal government has launched a new program that will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada’s fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their daily operations. The announcement was...
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...
The fishery has always been important in the life of the eastern P.E.I. town of Souris, but the town may also soon become known as a world-class fish health and nutrition centre. The Centre for Aquatic Technologies Canada set up...
Almost 44,000 square kilometres of the North Atlantic along the Eastern Scotian Shelf has been established as a deep-water conservation area located offshore Nova Scotia. The Eastern Canyons marine refuge is located approximately 70 kilometres east of Sable Island and...