Overall projected changes in offshore lobster habitat for the region, as a whole, appear to be positive. However, changes in resource management need to be considered to promote the long-term sustainability of the fishery in Nova Scotia,...
The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather permitting of course. While there are always unknowns going into the six-month season, marketwise, the outlook for the...
Students’ Perceptions of Marine Careers Provide Insight into Workforce Challenges Despite the recent growth and attention on the marine industry in Nova Scotia, a new study by the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) finds...
Further reductions in quota and fishing efforts and increased conservation and management measures have been implemented for the Atlantic herring 4VWX purse seine fleet. The total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2018/19 season, which ended on Oct....
Coldwater Lobster Association Receives Gulf of Maine Sustainable Industry Award The Coldwater Lobster Association has been recognized with a Gulf of Maine Sustainable Industry Award “for outstanding innovation and leadership in achieving sustainable business practices and...
Blackbelly Rosefish, Asian Carp Given Nod as Alternative Lobster Bait Sources in Maine, Approval Pending in Canada Maine lobster fishermen can now use blackbelly rosefish and Asian carp to bait their traps.
Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet The federal government recently announced that new measures that will ensure that key policies relating to owner-operator and fleet-separation policies are being enshrined in regulation under the revised...
The North Atlantic right whale population is hovering at the brink of failure, with around 400 surviving individuals.  In some years, there has been some population increase and in other years not. But the fact...
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.
Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry will be celebrated and recognized at the second annual Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27. Organized by the Fisheries Safety Association...
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