Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
It was ironically Earth Day (April 22) when BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) spudded its first exploratory well in the Scotian Basin, after being given authorization the day before by the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board...
The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) has awarded $107,317 to six separate conservation projects in Prince Edward Island this summer. Souris and Area Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation received $26,500 for the last year of a three-year project designed...
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...
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...
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...
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
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,...
The Sarah Elizabeth is blanked by thick fog at the Clark’s Harbour wharf. Cold water temperatures continued to prevail throughout the spring in southwestern Nova Scotia waters, hampering the catches for many lobster fishers.
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
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