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...
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 Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced a series of new measures designed to help protect endangered species across Canada, including the North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The move comes after six North Atlantic...
St. George, N.B. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is carrying out an investigation after a U.S. vessel was intercepted fishing illegally in Canadian waters. The vessel was intercepted about midday on Oct. 19 in Passamaquoddy Bay in waters...
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...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1. The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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