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...
Overall projected changes in offshore lobster habitat for the region, as a whole, appear to be positive. However, changes in resource management need to be considered to promote the long-term sustainability of the fishery in Nova Scotia,...
The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather permitting of course. While there are always unknowns going into the six-month season, marketwise, the outlook for the...
Students’ Perceptions of Marine Careers Provide Insight into Workforce Challenges Despite the recent growth and attention on the marine industry in Nova Scotia, a new study by the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) finds...
Further reductions in quota and fishing efforts and increased conservation and management measures have been implemented for the Atlantic herring 4VWX purse seine fleet. The total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2018/19 season, which ended on Oct....
Coldwater Lobster Association Receives Gulf of Maine Sustainable Industry Award The Coldwater Lobster Association has been recognized with a Gulf of Maine Sustainable Industry Award “for outstanding innovation and leadership in achieving sustainable business practices and...
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