Federal Government Announces EI Changes for Seasonal Industries In late August, the Government of Canada rolled out changes to the employment Insurance (EI) system aimed at addressing the serious challenges faced by workers in seasonal industries. The Federal Government said it...
DFO Seeking Input into Fishery Regulation Amendments The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has opened consultations into proposed amendments aimed at preserving the independence of commercial inshore licence holders in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. These amendments to the Atlantic Fishery...
Fishermen in the Bay of Fundy have been left wondering and worrying who will be responsible for the tidal energy turbine that was deployed in the Minas Passage by Cape Sharp Tidal, just days before the parent company in...
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has initiated a study to assess the current state of small craft harbours in Canada, as well as the emerging and recurring challenges that are being faced by the local harbour authorities...
Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Returns to Yarmouth Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show will return to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre January 25-26, 2019. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition is held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia and offers visitors...
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...
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