There was no shortage of information for fishermen from LFAs 33, 34 and 35 to consider and discuss during the third annual SWNS Lobster Forum in Yarmouth on September 19. A global marketing analysis, the industry-driven by-catch monitoring pilot project,...
Major Cuts Proposed for Georges Bank Groundfish A Canada-U.S. panel is recommending a 25 per cent cut in the Georges Bank haddock quota and a 32 per cent cut in cod for 2019. The joint transboundary government and industry panel is...
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...
Lobster fishermen in the Upper Bay of Fundy (LFA 35) will lead the way for the fall lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia with their season opener on Oct. 14. “The signs for a decent fall are all there,” said...
Comeau’s Building Frozen at Sea Processing Vessel Saulnierville-based Comeau’s Sea Foods Limited recently announced that after a request for proposal was tendered, a contract has been signed with Astilleros Armon shipyard in Vigo, Spain for the construction of a 50-metre...
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...
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...
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...
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 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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