Season Challenging One for Buyers Aside from the weather, the winter lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 hasn’t been too bad, with catches strong when the fishing boats could get out.
Clearwater Welcomes MSC Audit of Offshore Lobster Fishery Following a request from Clearwater to advance the timing of the annual audit of the fishery, Lloyd’s Register recently announced...
Halifax-based Ashored Innovations is continuing with development of its ropeless gear technology. The local company is planning to do further testing this spring after adding the acoustic element to MOBI (Module Ocean Based Instrument), its smart buoy.
Between the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and Transport Canada, efforts are being made easier for mariners to ensure they are complying with the new federal regulations that came into effect in July 2017. While that...
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
B.M.C. Seafoods Expanding B.M.C. Seafoods Ltd. in Meteghan is expanding its operations with increased storage capacity and state-of-the-art grading equipment for live lobster. “This expansion will help us compete toe-to-toe internationally with large- scale seafood corporations by enabling us to provide...
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on January 26. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of...
Lower than expected landings and a strong market demand, driven by industry itself, added up to record-setting shore prices for lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia for the opening month of the six-month season. The Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33...
Crew Safe After Dumping Day Vessel Sinking The opening day of lobster season unfortunately did not go without incident. The four-person crew of the Charlene A. escaped...
Things are looking as good or better than they have in a long time in the Nova Scotia fishery, says Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the province. “The fishing industry doesn’t get...
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