Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
Lobster fishers in the Upper Bay of Fundy (LFA 35) are seeing solid landings and a strong shore price for the first two weeks of the season, which opened Oct. 14. “Fishermen are quite pleased and surprised,” says Chris Hudson,...
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...
DFO Seeking Input into Fishery Regulation Amendments The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has opened consultations into proposed amendments aimed at preserving the independence of commercial inshore licence holders in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. These amendments to the Atlantic Fishery...
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...
There will be more fishing days and increased retention opportunities for the recreational striped bass fishery in the Maritimes this year. In recent years, the striped bass population in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has shown signs of improvement...
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...
Fishermen in the Bay of Fundy have been left wondering and worrying who will be responsible for the tidal energy turbine that was deployed in the Minas Passage by Cape Sharp Tidal, just days before the parent company in...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has accepted a winter flounder tangle net fishery proposal from the P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association Groundfish Advisory Board. The proposal amends the current limited access into 4T2b for winter flounder, using tangle nets in a...
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...
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