An at-sea data collection program that will monitor by-catch in the lobster fishery will be starting this fall in southwestern Nova Scotia. More than half the licence holders in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 have signed up...
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 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...
Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries estimates the value of total fish landings in 2016 increased by 20 per cent to $261.7 million, a new all-time high for fish landings on P.E.I. According to the provincial statistical review, molluscs and...
The Emily Amanda returns to its home port at Stoney Island, Cape Sable Island, after setting longline halibut gear for an overnight soak. Fishers in southwestern Nova Scotia have been getting a good price for halibut this summer with...
Still spry at nearly 70 years of age and going into his 50th year in the lobster industry, Bob Swim is both envied and criticized. The successful fisherman who owns two licences proudly recalls how some members of his Port...
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently released the findings of its investigation into a fatal man overboard accident aboard the lobster fishing vessel Cock-a-Wit Lady off Clark’s Harbour, N.S. on Nov. 2015. The TSB ruled that ineffective risk...
Is Canada doing enough to ensure the East Coast lobster industry’s sustainability? Or maybe the question should be whether sustainability is possible at all? Catches are reportedly down this year in the major western Nova Scotia lobster fishery, albeit...
Halifax-based Ashored Innovations is continuing with development of its ropeless gear technology. The local company is planning to do further testing this spring after adding the acoustic element to MOBI (Module Ocean Based Instrument), its smart buoy.
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