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...
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...
The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance (NSSA) is nearing a goal set 16 months ago to recruit 100 members to the umbrella organization that represents the interests of small and medium-sized seafood companies in the fishing industry. “The Alliance is growing...
A combined weight of 7,145 pounds for the 12 bluefin tuna landed was a new record at the 14th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival, held Aug. 20 to 26. “For bluefin, that’s the most weight ever landed,” says Brandon...
If the start of a self-regulated, moderate livelihood fishery by Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik First Nation is any indication of what’s in store for the Atlantic Canadian inshore fishery, it might not be pretty. It...
Woods Harbour fisher Timmy Dixon and his son Noah offload halibut at the Lower Woods Harbour wharf from their last fishing trip of the season in early October.
Veteran fisher Bobby Jenkins is the new president of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association. Jenkins, who fishes out of the eastern port of Annandale, has represented the Southern Kings and Queens local on the board for several terms since 1991 and...
Aging wharf infrastructure that might not be able to stand many more poundings from storm surges and rising sea levels and were not built to accommodate the larger fishing vessels of today are increasingly becoming a safety concern for...
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,...
B.M.C. Seafoods Expanding B.M.C. Seafoods Ltd. in Meteghan is expanding its operations with increased storage capacity and state-of-the-art grading equipment for live lobster. “This expansion will help us compete toe-to-toe internationally with large- scale seafood corporations by enabling us to provide...
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