The Department of Fisheries and Oceans granted a two-day extension to the main P.E.I. halibut fishery in September. Those with quota remaining on their individual catch limit were able to fish Sept. 6 and 7. The overall landings were evaluated...
Is Canada doing enough to ensure the East Coast lobster industry’s sustainability? Or maybe the question should be whether sustainability is possible at all? Catches are reportedly down this year in the major western Nova Scotia lobster fishery, albeit...
Members of the Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association discussed the possibility of holding both a spring and a fall lobster licence at a meeting on Feb. 13 at the Alberton Curling Club. Back in 2015, fishers in the zone, which comprises...
The commercial mackerel season in the Gulf Region closed at 6 a.m. on Nov. 16. As of Nov. 14, landings were estimated at 8,291 tonnes. The closure applies to all vessels regardless of size or gear used. The closure will...
Weather permitting, the commercial lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 will open on Nov. 30 this year. The largest lobster fishery in Canada, more than 4,000 fishermen will head to...
Tuna fishers on P.E.I. have decided to use a list created in 2015 to allocate quota transferred from Mexico. Fishers were asked whether to use the list of 308 tag numbers on a rotational basis anytime there was a quota...
Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing show is being postponed. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition traditionally takes place around the end of January at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Organizers behind the...
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...
All eyes are on the federal government going into the end of the commercial lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia this year, to see if Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan is good on her word.
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