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...
Weather permitting, thousands of lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia will be heading to sea on November 29, marking the start of the six-month lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34.
Strong winds and record-setting shore prices prevailed during the opening month of the commercial lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34. The season opening was delayed by two days until Dec....
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...
Although a lot has happened, fundamentally not much has changed in the past year since First Nations in Nova Scotia have sought to exercise their treaty right under the Marshall Decision to earn a moderate livelihood.
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...
An interim understanding between Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and four First Nations in western Nova Scotia has Indigenous fishers pursuing a moderate livelihood this season in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33, 34 and 35.
While demand for all lobster products going into 2022 remains strong, the export sector will be facing access challenges this year in all major markets. Changes to European Union (EU) health certificates due 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...
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