In the wake of the death of eight North Atlantic Right Whales, the department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced the closure of Snow Crab Fishing Area 12 in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. A statement from DFO indicates...
The local fishing community in New Glasgow has expressed alarm over an old solution to Northern Pulp’s effluent problem that has resurfaced. Fishers and fishing group representatives met for more than an hour at Central Nova MP Sean Fraser’s riding...
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,...
AquaBounty has received approval from the P.E.I. government to raise genetically modified (GM) salmon at its site in Rollo Bay West. Raising the GM salmon, known as AquaAdvantage, at the Island site wasn’t part of the original proposal, but the...
While the Canadian Wildlife Federation approves of the measures taken so far by the federal government to prevent the deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales, the group maintains they don’t go far enough. A total of 10 endangered Right Whales...
FREDERICTON, NB – The provincial government is reminding ice fishers to be good stewards of the environment. “Ice fishing is a popular way to enjoy time with friends and family and appreciate the natural environment and our waterways during the...
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...
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...
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...
Shippagan — Campobello Island resident, Joe Howlett, a well-known member of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, died Monday, while trying to rescue a whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Jerry Conway, advisor and member with the Campobello Whale Rescue...
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