Exploring options for whale-safe fishing gear and finding innovative ways to prevent, retrieve and recycle lost or discarded fishing gear was the focus of the two-day Gear Innovation Summit, hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Halifax...
The loss of the Chinese market for live lobster due to the coronavirus this winter has caused major losses for the seafood industry in southwestern Nova Scotia. “There’s been so much money lost its going to...
Lobster fishing boats in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 will soon be back at it in earnest for the final three months of the six-month season that ends on May 31. Foul weather has...
Gear Marking Rules for Fixed Gear Fisheries Rolled Out As announced in February 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be implementing mandatory gear marking to all non-tended fixed gear fisheries starting in 2020 in Eastern...
Boatyards throughout the Maritimes are being kept busy with new boat construction, as well as refit, repair and service work. “The industry has never been busier, said Jay Campbell, spokesman for Provincial Boat and Marine Ltd....
A Nova Scotia revised regulatory framework for the licensing of fish buying and processing is advancing forward. “We’re making good progress,” said Osborne Burke, president of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance. “We’re not done yet, but...
With four years to go and lots of funding still available, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has been busy raising awareness and interest of the opportunities available under the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) for innovative projects that...
Construction is expected to start this spring on a new $14.25-million, 43,580-square-foot seafood production facility in the Digby Industrial Park. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced in December the approval of a business development incentive in the...
Industry advances were on display at the Ropeless Consortium meeting at the University of Southern Maine in Portland last fall. Presentations on available ropeless fishing products, prototypes in development, testing results from the past year, as...
With the exception of a slight increase of 42 metric tonnes for yellowtail flounder, it’s status quo for groundfish quotas on Georges Bank (5Z) in 2020. The combined Canada/U.S. total allowable catch (TAC) for Atlantic cod...
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