Another scallop season is in the books for Cape Sable Island fisherman Garrett Cottreau, president of the Tri-County Scallop Association. “We just finished fishing east of Baccaro (scallop fishing area 29 F). This year...
Research Ongoing for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells While the European green crab continues to top the invasive species most unwanted list, it could turn out to be useful on several...
From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are currently underway in Atlantic Canada to combat ocean pollution. Two Nova Scotia...
While lobster exporters have been facing some COVID-19 obstacles moving product into China this summer, not all the news is bad. “In general, markets have recovered faster than we expected and we are cautiously...
The construction of a new $36-million Air Cargo Logistics Park at Halifax Stanfield International is on track for completion in Spring 2021. Announced a year ago, “construction of the Air Cargo Logistics Park continues...
Two signature southwestern Nova Scotia fishing events have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yarmouth Shark Scramble and the Wedgeport Tuna Festival and Tournament are both off the books for...
Lobster Season Ends in Southwest Nova You might say that the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia has worn out its welcome this year. “Enough is enough,” said one fisherman...
While news of $469.4 million in financial aid to help the harvesting sector is being welcomed, the timing of the announcement and the contents of the benefit package left a little to be desired, say industry representatives.
The winner of last year’s Lobster Bait Challenge in Nova Scotia anticipates being in commercial production by this fall providing an alternate bait source for the industry. Clare Machine Works, represented by Vince Stuart,...
The spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia “hasn’t been much” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association.  Never mind the multitude of issues and concerns that COVID-19 has caused, foul weather...
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