The P.E.I. Bluefin tuna season is now open. Island fishers headed out on the water Aug. 2 after a one-day delay to the opening. The first fishing period will run until Sept. 26.  Any remaining quota will be reallocated and...
The Quality Oyster Aquaculture Program operated by West Prince Venture is receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments to help oyster growers and operators adopt new technologies to increase production and efficiency, promote high quality oyster yields and...
Nova Scotia lobster exports shipped from Halifax Stanfield International Airport are expected to be record setting again over the holiday season as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia got underway. “We anticipate another busy holiday season for lobster shipments...
Most New Brunswick fishers were shocked and disappointed when they were told recently the prices they would be receiving for this years’ lobster catches would be much lower than those paid to spring fishers in other Atlantic regions. “I didn’t...
The Lobster Council of Canada (LCC) has developed a three-pronged, three-year lobster marketing strategy it hopes is going to be a fit for the funding criteria of the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF). “The market...
Members of the Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) say they are “frustrated and disappointed with the lack of direction, miscommunication and overall support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional management” when it comes to the at-sea observer program...
Cheticamp, N.S. — The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board (GNSFPB) is spending $1.3 million dollars to buy safety equipment for 600 fishers. The organization represents the interests of inshore fishermen in an area that extends from the New Brunswick...
Bayfield Fishing Accident Claims Two Lives The Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation in Nova Scotia is in mourning after an April 8 fishing accident that claimed two lives from the close-knit community. Ozzy Clair...
Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on the issue in the legislature by Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, who chairs the Standing...
Saint John, N.B. — Cooke Inc., parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has announced the completion of its acquisition of Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products. Under...
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