For generations, Atlantic Canadians have proven themselves to be some of the most innovative fishing boat designers and builders in the world. Now, another company from this region will be drawing on its decades...
While reports have been filed and a newly minted Lobster Science Partnership Roundtable held, the stand-off continues for some First Nations and the federal fisheries department on the implementation of a treaty-based moderate livelihood fishery.
With the Georges Bank moratorium set to expire on Dec. 31, 2022, a review process that examines the environmental and socio-economic impacts of exploration and drilling activities in the region will soon get underway as required by...
On April 18, the Canadian Federal Government and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government announced that they have agreed to a landmark plan to advance reconciliation in the fisheries. The five-year renewable Rights Reconciliation Agreement on...
Businesses, individuals and organizations were among the recipients of the 2021 Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Awards of Excellence for Seafood and Sportfishing. The awards were presented virtually on April 22 as part...
As the commercial lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 begins to wind down for the season, a strong shore price supported by low inventory and a world-wide market demand has the industry optimistic.
All eyes are on the federal government going into the end of the commercial lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia this year, to see if Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan is good on her word.
Lobster fishermen in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34 were fetching $13/pound for their catch in late February. “We are nearing a record price for the product right now,” said Bernie Berry, president...
The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA), an alliance of commercial fishery stakeholders, intends to seek intervenor status in Sipekne’katik First Nation’s case against the Government of Nova Scotia challenging the regulatory regime governing the purchase and sale...
The second round of applications for the Fish Harvester Benefit program is expected to start in April and must be made by October 1, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) website.
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