Blacks Harbour, NB — The Cooke family has formally acquired the assets of Fripur S.A., Uruguay’s largest seafood company. The final closing took place Dec. 14 when a public purchase deed was signed in Uruguay, finalizing a thorough court approval...
Federal Government Announces EI Changes for Seasonal Industries In late August, the Government of Canada rolled out changes to the employment Insurance (EI) system aimed at addressing the serious challenges faced by workers in seasonal industries. The Federal Government said it...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is looking for a promoter that will organize a one-day lobster festival this June. Executive Director Ian MacPherson says the idea of hosting an event that celebrates the spring lobster season and the impact it has...
Province Advancing N.S.’s Business Relationships in China Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell recently travelled to China to help promote business relationships in fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food and beverages. “We have built successful trading relationships in China, which has contributed...
Booming export markets for Canadian lobster have been a major income generator for Atlantic Canada’s lobster industry over the last several years, with a low Canadian dollar amplifying the effect. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, lobster has remained the...
Despite a spawning stock biomass increase between 2016 and 2018, Atlantic mackerel “remains in the critical zone” says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), with recruitment levels “at all-time lows” in 2017 and 2018. “Since...
Aquaculture giant Cermaq Canada has bid farewell to Nova Scotia, recently letting all options to lease sites, awarded by the provincial government, expire. The decision came just a little over a year after Cermaq...
The spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia “hasn’t been much” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association.  Never mind the multitude of issues and concerns that COVID-19 has caused, foul weather...
Halifax, N.S. — The movement of containerized cargo through the Port of Halifax is a major contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia. The most recent economic impact report, produced by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group, shows the...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association recently held a draw to choose participants to assist in the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey. Participants assist in the collection of data on the abundance, distribution and biology of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf...
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