Despite a spawning stock biomass increase between 2016 and 2018, Atlantic mackerel “remains in the critical zone” says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), with recruitment levels “at all-time lows” in 2017 and 2018. “Since...
The continued stock decline and ever-rising prices of traditional bait fish like herring and mackerel is becoming a bigger issue every year for Atlantic Canada lobstermen. Now, a Nova Scotia businessman is hoping a plan he...
Fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia were hoping for better weather in May as the six-month lobster season in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 comes to a close. Strong winds and rough seas continued to...
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...
There is definitely a hiccup in the live lobster market. Historically, April is usually the time of highest live prices for the year. This is because new Canadian seasons have not...
Two Nova Scotia businesses are among the first to receive grants from Fisheries and Oceans Canada under the Innovative Solutions Canada program for their pioneering projects to minimize the loss of fishing gear and for repurposing old fishing gear into...
Transport Canada says there is a stable compliance rate within the fishing industry with the Fishing Vessel Safety Regulations that came into force on July 13, 2017. “Since the regulations came into effect, there has been 2,270...
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...
A Canadian federal appeals court recently found that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) acted properly in taking the license of Labrador fisherman Kirby Elson, after he refused to terminate a controlling agreement he had made with Quinlan Brothers...
As Nova Scotia marked another seafood export milestone, Premier Stephen McNeil and Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell recently travelled to Boston to join 19 Nova Scotian seafood companies at the annual Seafood Expo North America.
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