Confusion continues to reign supreme since a self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery was initiated this fall by First Nations in Nova Scotia. Rallies have been held, violence and property damage has occurred, charges have...
If the start of a self-regulated, moderate livelihood fishery by Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik First Nation is any indication of what’s in store for the Atlantic Canadian inshore fishery, it might not be pretty. It...
For the third year in a row, the presence of North Atlantic right whales has prompted the temporary closure of the Roseway Basin in southwestern Nova Scotia. “This is the first time this season...
Weather permitting, the commercial lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 will open on Nov. 30 this year. The largest lobster fishery in Canada, more than 4,000 fishermen will head to...
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...
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