There’s some optimism among licence holders as the first of the fall commercial lobster seasons in western Nova Scotia gets ready to open. October 14 is dumping day in lobster fishing area (LFA) 35...
In late August, the federal government opened the application period for the long-awaited Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program. The application period for self-employed fish harvesters will be open from August 24 through to...
The federal government recently announced that the Surplus Food Rescue Program will be purchasing up to $15.5 million, at the cost of production, of surplus fish and seafood which will be distributed to families in need.
Another scallop season is in the books for Cape Sable Island fisherman Garrett Cottreau, president of the Tri-County Scallop Association. “We just finished fishing east of Baccaro (scallop fishing area 29 F). This year...
Research Ongoing for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells While the European green crab continues to top the invasive species most unwanted list, it could turn out to be useful on several...
From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are currently underway in Atlantic Canada to combat ocean pollution. Two Nova Scotia...
While lobster exporters have been facing some COVID-19 obstacles moving product into China this summer, not all the news is bad. “In general, markets have recovered faster than we expected and we are cautiously...
The construction of a new $36-million Air Cargo Logistics Park at Halifax Stanfield International is on track for completion in Spring 2021. Announced a year ago, “construction of the Air Cargo Logistics Park continues...
Two signature southwestern Nova Scotia fishing events have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yarmouth Shark Scramble and the Wedgeport Tuna Festival and Tournament are both off the books for...
Lobster Season Ends in Southwest Nova You might say that the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia has worn out its welcome this year. “Enough is enough,” said one fisherman...
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