In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial (150th) celebrations this year, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a national “My Canada, My Inspiration” coin design contest in March 2015, inviting the public to create new designs for a commemorative 2017 circulation coin...
A duty-free tariff on live lobster exports to Europe that took effect on Sept. 21 and tariffs on frozen and processed lobster being phased out over the next five years under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...
The second round of applications for the Fish Harvester Benefit program is expected to start in April and must be made by October 1, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) website.
The goal of 90 per cent of the Atlantic Halibut quota was reached at the end of the first reallocation period in late September. A total of 7,070 kg was landed in the last two days of the fishery, bringing...
Another North Atlantic winter has set in and the water temperatures have dropped, as have the catches in the southwest Nova Scotia lobster fishery going into February. “The last week or so it’s come...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved the release of 108 tags for the Canadian tuna reallocation fishery, which opened Sept. 29. The first fishing period began Aug. 1 and ended Sept. 26. The reallocation fishery is scheduled to run...
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...
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...
A Canadian federal appeals court recently found that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) acted properly in taking the license of Labrador fisherman Kirby Elson, after he refused to terminate a controlling agreement he had made with Quinlan Brothers...
COVID-19 continues to impact both the live and frozen lobster markets for Canadian exporters. “The live and frozen lobster market has adjusted in 2022 after record exports in 2021,” says Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada...
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