Cooke Aquaculture is moving ahead with multi-million-dollar capital investment plans in three of the four provinces in Atlantic Canada. In St. George, N.B., Cooke is doing a major salmon processing plant expansion to increase fresh and frozen value-added product output...
Another lobster season is in the books for lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34. The six-month season closed on May 31 with a shore price of $10/pound. “As we reflect upon the fall, winter and spring lobster fishery in LFAs...
COVID-19 continues to impact both the live and frozen lobster markets for Canadian exporters. “The live and frozen lobster market has adjusted in 2022 after record exports in 2021,” says Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada...
The 20th anniversary of Fish Canada Workboat Canada had a record-breaking turnout on March 25 and 26 at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick. The event, which was the first major trade event to return to New Brunswick since...
‘It’s Going to Take a Fairly Expensive Lobster to Keep the Fleet Going’     Not a lot of lobster were being landed by lobster fishing area (LFA) 33 and 34 fishermen as April was winding down and the commercial season was...
Full-scale trials are expected to begin this fall on a SmartNet trawl system that will utilize data collected by an uncrewed service vessel (USV) that could revolutionize conventional trawl fishing. “The goal is to give the fishermen a better tool...
The total number of fisheries charges laid across Eastern Canada in 2021 was the lowest for the past five years in the Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec regions. According to DFO statistics, in the Gulf Region there were...
Lobster prices were record setting in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34 in March, peaking at a whopping $17.50/pound wharf side. “It’s the highest we’ve ever paid for lobster since I’ve been in it,” said Mike Cotter of Cotter’s...
The Moncton Coliseum will once again host Atlantic Canada’s largest commercial marine event this Friday and Saturday. Fish Canada Workboat Canada, now entering its 20th year, welcomes those who make their living on, in, and around the water. This...
With two months to go before the six-month commercial lobster season closes in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34, the fishing fleet will be back on the water in full force come April in southwestern Nova...
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