Economic Development Minister Heath MacDonald (front row, third from right), congratulates Dr. Subrata Chowdhury (front row, third from left) and his staff at RPS Biologiques Inc. in Charlottetown for developing an environmentally safe answer to the chemicals previously used...
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...
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...
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...
Saint Andrews, N.B. — Final population estimates for North American Atlantic salmon show returns in 2016 were lower than the year before and may indicate further declines in 2017. As a result, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is urging anglers...
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...
For Southwestern Nova Scotia fishermen and residents, it would seem the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing when it comes to the government’s management of ocean resources. On one hand, exploratory drilling and seismic testing is pending...
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...
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.
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,...
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