The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has initiated a study to assess the current state of small craft harbours in Canada, as well as the emerging and recurring challenges that are being faced by the local harbour authorities...
The rock crab fishery in LFA 26A will open at 6 a.m. on Aug. 7. It will again have a limit of 90 traps. The catch limitation is 23,913 kilograms. Only male rock crabs with a minimum carapace width size...
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...
To capture the remaining 2017 P.E.I. halibut quota, the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is administering a registration and draw for those fishers with continued interest in fishing halibut. Registration is being held until Sept. 20 at the association office in Charlottetown....
The need and benefits for best practice lobster handling throughout the supply chain was one of the main action items identified by industry stakeholders from both sides of the border at the 16th annual Lobster Town Meeting...
The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed an application for a judicial review by Labrador fisher Kirby Elson, who was seeking to challenge the federal fisheries minister’s authority to strip him of a snow crab licence after he refused...
As the commercial lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 begins to wind down for the season, a strong shore price supported by low inventory and a world-wide market demand has the industry optimistic.
Confusion continues to reign supreme since a self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery was initiated this fall by First Nations in Nova Scotia. Rallies have been held, violence and property damage has occurred, charges have...
St. George, N.B. — Marine Harvest has announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to buy Northern Harvest, whose head offices are currently based in St. George. Northern Harvest is a fully integrated company with its own broodstock,...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced that partnerships in the P.E.I. Bluefin Tuna fishery will be continued for the 2017 season. Partnership arrangements will remain valid until Dec. 31, unless there’s an indication the partnership is to end...
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