HERMITAGE-SANDYVILLE, NL — International aquaculture producer Marine Harvest has completed the purchase of aquaculture farming assets previously owned by Gray Aqua Group of Companies in Atlantic Canada. The purchase includes seven farming licences in the province and the Hermitage...
It is officially a wrap for the 2018/19 commercial lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia. The season closed in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 on May 31. This is followed by the season end...
Just days after announcing the commercial mackerel fishery in Area 16 would close on Nov. 16, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans reopened the season Nov. 21. In a memo to the Atlantic Mackerel Advisory Committee dated Nov. 20, committee...
Halifax, N.S. — SEVAEN (pronounced Sa-Vay-In) is coming to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom through a partnership with Swan Net-Gundry. Swan Net-Gundry has agreed to distribute the SEVAEN product line in its stores and dealer network, allowing...
A second extension has been granted for the P.E.I. commercial halibut fishery. Fishers will be allowed on the water Sept. 13 and 14 at 6 a.m. The season ended Aug. 31, and the first extension allowed fishing on Sept. 6...
The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance (NSSA) is nearing a goal set 16 months ago to recruit 100 members to the umbrella organization that represents the interests of small and medium-sized seafood companies in the fishing industry. “The Alliance is growing...
St. Andrews Biological Station staff members were witness to some interesting catches during their research survey of the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf this past summer. According to biologist Don Clark, “We found a large number of species in...
Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) failed to adopt recommended limits to protect shortfin mako sharks from overfishing or strengthen the regional ban on shark finning. The only...
Province Advancing N.S.’s Business Relationships in China Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell recently travelled to China to help promote business relationships in fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food and beverages. “We have built successful trading relationships in China, which has contributed...
New data released by the Nova Scotia government on aquaculture production and employment, as well as the value of port-by-port fish purchases by licensed buyers in 2017, shows that Shelburne County leads the province on both fronts. Shelburne County accounts...
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