The fall rock crab fishery in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 opened Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans delayed the fishery due to strong winds on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The fishery is set...
Aquaculture giant Cermaq Canada has bid farewell to Nova Scotia, recently letting all options to lease sites, awarded by the provincial government, expire. The decision came just a little over a year after Cermaq...
There are positive indications for favourable lobster market conditions as fishermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia get ready to set their traps at the end of November. Healthy export markets, a strong U.S. economy, stable exchange rates and at least an...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) is setting out to break the record for the world’s longest lobster roll during the 2017 P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival. The attempt will take place Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the...
At-sea data collection in the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery will be continuing next season, but gone will be the hail-out requirement that was part of the program delivery last season. “The decision to remove the...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
Just like their counterparts in New Brunswick, fall lobster fishers in P.E.I. are disappointed with the price they’re receiving at the wharf. Fishers from the two provinces share Area 25 along the Northumberland Strait, with the Island zone stretching from...
The development of a new land-based salmon hatchery near Centreville on Digby Neck is the next big project on the books in Nova Scotia for Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., the Atlantic Canadian salmon farming division of family-owned...
Former broadcaster Jim Munson is the new vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The job became vacant with the retirement of P.E.I. senator Libbe Hubley in September. Munson reported on current affairs for more than 30 years,...
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...
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