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 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...
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...
The spring lobster fishery is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia with fishermen who land part or all of their fishing gear for the winter months busy getting their traps back in the water. For those who have fished all...
A crew was busy this spring restoring the system of floating docks in the inner harbour at Toney River. Standing from left, Fred Falconer, Adrian Murray and Danny Battist, and Keith Gratto, kneeling, position the last piece of the...
ST. JOHN’S, NL — The new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources will bring greater focus to the management of the province’s fishery and land resources to further economic development, improve food security and protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s renewable...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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