Interest in ropeless fishing gear continues to grow. Presentations on ropeless gear retrieval and marking systems, experimental gear testing, experimental fisheries, regulatory and policy change, market interests and investment opportunities were on the agenda...
New data released by the Nova Scotia government on aquaculture production and employment, as well as the value of port-by-port fish purchases by licensed buyers in 2017, shows that Shelburne County leads the province on both fronts. Shelburne County accounts...
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a...
Nova Scotia lobster exports shipped from Halifax Stanfield International Airport are expected to be record setting again over the holiday season as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia got underway. “We anticipate another busy holiday season for lobster shipments...
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...
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...
More than 100 applications have been approved for Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) money, totalling more than $30 million in the first year since the $400-million program was launched by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Atlantic provinces in 2017. Testing...
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...
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