Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
Most New Brunswick fishers were shocked and disappointed when they were told recently the prices they would be receiving for this years’ lobster catches would be much lower than those paid to spring fishers in other Atlantic regions. “I didn’t...
Most of the fishers in P.E.I.’s largest lobster fishing zone support a carapace size increase for the 2018 season. The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association mailed out a survey to the 601 commercial fishers in LFA 24, which runs the length of...
HALIFAX, NS — Nova Scotia has a new cargo carrier travelling between Halifax and China that will enhance services with a growing trading partner. “The province congratulates Halifax International Airport Authority on securing Yangtze River Express Airlines as a key...
St. Andrews Biological Station staff members were witness to some interesting catches during their research survey of the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf this past summer. According to biologist Don Clark, “We found a large number of species in...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association will be holding a registration for the commercial P.E.I. Atlantic Halibut fishery July 10 to 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. The list of registered fishers will be submitted to DFO and the fishery will...
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...
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries estimates the value of total fish landings in 2016 increased by 20 per cent to $261.7 million, a new all-time high for fish landings on P.E.I. According to the provincial statistical review, molluscs and...
If lobster trap tags could talk, the one found on Tar Bay Beach on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas would have a whopper to tell. The LFA 33 tag, dated 2013 and numbered 33118263, was found by Bill and...
There will be more fishing days and increased retention opportunities for the recreational striped bass fishery in the Maritimes this year. In recent years, the striped bass population in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has shown signs of improvement...
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