The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance (NSSA) is nearing a goal set 16 months ago to recruit 100 members to the umbrella organization that represents the interests of small and medium-sized seafood companies in the fishing industry. “The Alliance is growing...
Aging wharf infrastructure that might not be able to stand many more poundings from storm surges and rising sea levels and were not built to accommodate the larger fishing vessels of today are increasingly becoming a safety concern for...
Cape Breton Fishing Accident Claims Two Lives Two Port Hood lobster fishermen died May 12 after their fishing boat capsized off the coast of nearby Colindale less than 100 metres from the shore. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, were...
The pots are now ashore in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34. This marks the end of a season where the weather has hampered fishing efforts, including a one-day delay in the scheduled season opening of November 27, hurricane...
If lobster trap tags could talk, the one found on Tar Bay Beach on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas would have a whopper to tell. The LFA 33 tag, dated 2013 and numbered 33118263, was found by Bill and...
Members of the Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) say they are “frustrated and disappointed with the lack of direction, miscommunication and overall support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional management” when it comes to the at-sea observer program...
Five Nations Clam Company Announces Partners There was much speculation following the Feb. 21 announcement that the newly-created Five Nations Clam Company would be receiving the new, lucrative license for Arctic surf clams form the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. At...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association says it’s pleased with the additional Bluefin tuna quota granted at the recent International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meetings held in Marrakesh, Morocco. ICCAT is responsible for the overall management...
MONCTON, NB – The Maritime Fishermen’s Union is giving $6.8 million to the provincial government to complete early repayment of an $11-million loan provided in 2010 to support the sustainability of the lobster fishery in eastern New Brunswick. “The fishing...
Saint John, N.B. — Cooke Inc., parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has announced the completion of its acquisition of Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products. Under...
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