The commercial mackerel season in the Gulf Region closed at 6 a.m. on Nov. 16. As of Nov. 14, landings were estimated at 8,291 tonnes. The closure applies to all vessels regardless of size or gear used. The closure will...
Students’ Perceptions of Marine Careers Provide Insight into Workforce Challenges Despite the recent growth and attention on the marine industry in Nova Scotia, a new study by the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) finds...
There’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about the P.E.I. fishing industry heading into 2018, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. McIsaac says the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, announced by federal minister Dominic LeBlanc and the four Atlantic fisheries ministers,...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association will be holding a registration for the commercial P.E.I. Atlantic Halibut fishery July 10 to 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. The list of registered fishers will be submitted to DFO and the fishery will...
A total of 190 Island fishers registered for the halibut reallocation fishery Sept. 26 to 28. That resulted in a draw for the 54 positions available. The winners will be contacted by DFO to ensure they’re eligible and any fisher...
The fall fishing season opened in Area 25 on Aug. 8 at 6 a.m. The last day of fishing is Oct. 9 and the minimum lobster carapace size (length) is increased to 75 mm. It increases again in 2018 to...
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a...
Interest in ropeless fishing gear continues to grow. Presentations on ropeless gear retrieval and marking systems, experimental gear testing, experimental fisheries, regulatory and policy change, market interests and investment opportunities were on the agenda...
The acting Regional Director General for the Gulf Region has altered the usual closing times in Scallop Fishing Area 24. In an order dated Oct. 25, Jacqueline Richard announced the fishery would close from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. until...
Saint Andrews, NB — The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers’ Association will hold a 30th anniversary gala celebration in October as part of its annual aquaculture research, science and technology forum. The association’s annual meeting will take place at the Algonquin...
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