The fall rock crab fishery in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 opened Oct. 17 at 7 a.m. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans delayed the fishery due to strong winds on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The fishery is set...
Bayfield Fishing Accident Claims Two Lives The Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation in Nova Scotia is in mourning after an April 8 fishing accident that claimed two lives from the close-knit community. Ozzy Clair...
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans recently released a report related to its study of the migration of lobster and snow crab in Atlantic Canada and the impact of climate change on carapace size.
Lower than expected landings and a strong market demand, driven by industry itself, added up to record-setting shore prices for lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia for the opening month of the six-month season. The Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33...
Crew Safe After Dumping Day Vessel Sinking The opening day of lobster season unfortunately did not go without incident. The four-person crew of the Charlene A. escaped injury after...
Fourteen First Nations Announce Landmark Agreement with Clearwater on Arctic Surf Clam A total of 14 First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated announced they have reached a landmark...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1. The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
St. George, N.B. — Marine Harvest has announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to buy Northern Harvest, whose head offices are currently based in St. George. Northern Harvest is a fully integrated company with its own broodstock,...
Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet The federal government recently announced that new measures that will ensure that key policies relating to owner-operator and fleet-separation policies are being enshrined in regulation under the revised...
The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed an application for a judicial review by Labrador fisher Kirby Elson, who was seeking to challenge the federal fisheries minister’s authority to strip him of a snow crab licence after he refused...
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