An opening shore price of $6 to $7/pound in lobster fishing area (LFA) 35 in the Bay of Fundy, which opened on October 14, is proving to be challenging for harvesters. “Fishermen are saying they are devastated by the price....
An estimated 570 people attended the 24th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference on Oct. 12 and 13 at the Halifax Convention Centre. The conference, entitled Navigating the Future: Quality and Reliability through Innovation, was held...
When the U.S.-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program red listed Canadian lobster and crab as seafood to avoid due to entanglement risks with North American right whales (NARWs) in September, it didn’t take long for Atlantic Canadian industry...
Thousands of harvesters will be aboard more than 1,700 fishing vessels when the lobster season opens in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34 on Nov. 28. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is allowing for up to two days of...
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) has launched the CanFish gear lending program, providing low breaking strength rope and ropeless buoys for fishermen to try in advance of new Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) requirements for non-tended fixed gear...
The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee is expected to make recommendations to Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig before the end of the year following a review and consultation process of the province’s aquaculture regulations. The review was a...
The final pieces are falling into place that will allow for ropeless fishing to be commercially utilized. “We’ve been doing a lot of testing lately with partners and learning a lot,” says Ross Arsenault, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of...
A recent study released by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on Indigenous rights-based fisheries, as affirmed in the 1999 Marshall Decision, is being criticized for being biased and unbalanced. The 54-page report, Peace on the Water: Advancing...
Going into the fall, the lobster sector is facing market access challenges in nearly every key market. These challenges will require additional human resources and support by trade organizations to ensure smooth movement of live and frozen lobster products, says...
Other Stakeholders Worry That They Don’t Go Far Enough A 33 per cent decrease in the total allowable catch (TAC) for the Southwest Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy Atlantic herring is close to what was being recommended by industry, but...
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