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.
If the start of a self-regulated, moderate livelihood fishery by Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik First Nation is any indication of what’s in store for the Atlantic Canadian inshore fishery, it might not be pretty. It...
Membership is now being accepted into a new lobster fisher’s association for Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34. The Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association was officially formed earlier this summer after a series of meetings where as many as 300...
In late August, the federal government opened the application period for the long-awaited Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program. The application period for self-employed fish harvesters will be open from August 24 through to...
Weather permitting, the commercial lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 will open on Nov. 30 this year. The largest lobster fishery in Canada, more than 4,000 fishermen will head to...
Leonard “Blueberry” MacKinnnon is a towering man, with hands the size of baseball mitts. He is tough as nails and as gentle as the sea after a storm. “Blue”, as he is known, quit school 56 years ago to...
Research Ongoing for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells While the European green crab continues to top the invasive species most unwanted list, it could turn out to be useful on several...
Lobster fishermen in the Upper Bay of Fundy (LFA 35) will lead the way for the fall lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia with their season opener on Oct. 14. “The signs for a decent fall are all there,” said...
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...
CAP AUGUET, NS — The largest modern fishing boat ever manufactured on Isle Madame hit the water in October. Father and son duo Adolphe and Shawn Boudreau completed construction on the fishing vessel All Segments, which was purchased by the...
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