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...
Transport Canada says there is a stable compliance rate within the fishing industry with the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that came into force on July 13, 2017. “Since the regulations came into effect, there has been 2,270...
Fourteen First Nations Announce Landmark Agreement with Clearwater on Arctic Surf Clam A total of 14 First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated announced they have reached a landmark...
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...
As Nova Scotia marked another seafood export milestone, Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell recently travelled to Boston to join 19 Nova Scotian seafood companies at the annual Seafood Expo North America.
Season Challenging One for Buyers Aside from the weather, the winter lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 hasn’t been too bad, with catches strong when the fishing boats could get out.
Clearwater Welcomes MSC Audit of Offshore Lobster Fishery Following a request from Clearwater to advance the timing of the annual audit of the fishery, Lloyd’s Register recently announced...
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.
Between the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and Transport Canada, efforts are being made easier for mariners to ensure they are complying with the new federal regulations that came into effect in July 2017. While that...
The results of recent ropeless gear trials do not show much promise as a viable option for lobster fishing area (LFA) 34 in the event of a North Atlantic right whale closure, not without a lot of tweaking.
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