Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region, has opened the summer fishery for rock crab in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 until July 29. A notice to fish harvesters from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans indicates the...
Is Canada doing enough to ensure the East Coast lobster industry’s sustainability? Or maybe the question should be whether sustainability is possible at all? Catches are reportedly down this year in the major western Nova Scotia lobster fishery, albeit...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Gulf Region has advised the fishery for Toad/Spider Crab in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 24 and 26A is open until Sept. 30. Fishing gear is limited to conical or pyramidal crab traps with...
HALIFAX, NS — Seafood exporters in the province have a new brand, Nova Scotia Seafood, to promote products in international markets. The brand package, which includes a logo, images, signs, videos and a website, will raise awareness and help increase...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans granted a two-day extension to the main P.E.I. halibut fishery in September. Those with quota remaining on their individual catch limit were able to fish Sept. 6 and 7. The overall landings were evaluated...
Saint Andrews, N.B. — Final population estimates for North American Atlantic salmon show returns in 2016 were lower than the year before and may indicate further declines in 2017. As a result, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is urging anglers...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
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 Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) has awarded $107,317 to six separate conservation projects in Prince Edward Island this summer. Souris and Area Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation received $26,500 for the last year of a three-year project designed...
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