There are positive indications for favourable lobster market conditions as fishermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia get ready to set their traps at the end of November. Healthy export markets, a strong U.S. economy, stable exchange rates and at least an...
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...
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...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1. The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
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.
Two Nova Scotia businesses are among the first to receive grants from Fisheries and Oceans Canada under the Innovative Solutions Canada program for their pioneering projects to minimize the loss of fishing gear and for repurposing old fishing gear into...
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,...
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) is setting out to break the record for the world’s longest lobster roll during the 2017 P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival. The attempt will take place Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the...
Most New Brunswick fishers were shocked and disappointed when they were told recently the prices they would be receiving for this years’ lobster catches would be much lower than those paid to spring fishers in other Atlantic regions. “I didn’t...
HALIFAX, NS — Nova Scotia has a new cargo carrier travelling between Halifax and China that will enhance services with a growing trading partner. “The province congratulates Halifax International Airport Authority on securing Yangtze River Express Airlines as a key...
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