Saying Thank You with Free Lobster Suppers On June 15, members of the Northumberland Fishing Association traded in their fishing gear for kitchen aprons and served up about 1,000 free lobster suppers to No Pipe...
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has initiated a study to assess the current state of small craft harbours in Canada, as well as the emerging and recurring challenges that are being faced by the local harbour authorities...
HALIFAX, NS — A new lobster quality initiative between Nova Scotia and Tmall-Alibaba, an online retail company in China, will set a premium quality standard for exported Nova Scotia lobster. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell says Nova Scotia has...
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...
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...
Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet The federal government recently announced that new measures that will ensure that key policies relating to owner-operator and fleet-separation policies are being enshrined in regulation under the revised...
Two signature southwestern Nova Scotia fishing events have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yarmouth Shark Scramble and the Wedgeport Tuna Festival and Tournament are both off the books for...
More than 100 fishers from Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 came together in Yarmouth on Sept. 20 for the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) Lobster Forum, where the most pressing issues facing the lobster fishing...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association says it’s pleased with the additional Bluefin tuna quota granted at the recent International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meetings held in Marrakesh, Morocco. ICCAT is responsible for the overall management...
An at-sea data collection program that will monitor by-catch in the lobster fishery will be starting this fall in southwestern Nova Scotia. More than half the licence holders in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 have signed up...
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