The spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia “hasn’t been much” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association.  Never mind the multitude of issues and concerns that COVID-19 has caused, foul weather...
The Lobster Council of Canada (LCC) is worried that 96-million pounds of lobster could be stranded without a home by the end of 2020. The LCC is “concerned that the predicted imbalance of supply...
Aquaculture giant Cermaq Canada has bid farewell to Nova Scotia, recently letting all options to lease sites, awarded by the provincial government, expire. The decision came just a little over a year after Cermaq...
To go or not to go is the question that has been on the minds of many lobster fishermen in Atlantic Canada as COVID-19 continues to play havoc with the industry. While the Chinese...
The outlook is bleak for the spring spawning herring stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, with the most recent stock assessment projecting it could be close to extinction in 10 years.  “In...
The need and benefits for best practice lobster handling throughout the supply chain was one of the main action items identified by industry stakeholders from both sides of the border at the 16th annual Lobster Town Meeting...
Exploring options for whale-safe fishing gear and finding innovative ways to prevent, retrieve and recycle lost or discarded fishing gear was the focus of the two-day Gear Innovation Summit, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Halifax...
The loss of the Chinese market for live lobster due to the coronavirus this winter has caused major losses for the seafood industry in southwestern Nova Scotia. “There’s been so much money lost its going to...
Lobster fishing boats in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 will soon be back at it in earnest for the final three months of the six-month season that ends on May 31. Foul weather has...
Gear Marking Rules for Fixed Gear Fisheries Rolled Out As announced in February 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be implementing mandatory gear marking to all non-tended fixed gear fisheries starting in 2020 in Eastern...
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