B.M.C. Seafoods Expanding B.M.C. Seafoods Ltd. in Meteghan is expanding its operations with increased storage capacity and state-of-the-art grading equipment for live lobster. “This expansion will help us compete toe-to-toe internationally with large- scale seafood corporations by enabling us to provide...
One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows wrapped up at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on January 26. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, welcomed 4,813 commercial fishing professionals over the course of...
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...
Things are looking as good or better than they have in a long time in the Nova Scotia fishery, says Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the province. “The fishing industry doesn’t get...
Interest in ropeless fishing gear continues to grow. Presentations on ropeless gear retrieval and marking systems, experimental gear testing, experimental fisheries, regulatory and policy change, market interests and investment opportunities were on the agenda...
New data released by the Nova Scotia government on aquaculture production and employment, as well as the value of port-by-port fish purchases by licensed buyers in 2017, shows that Shelburne County leads the province on both fronts. Shelburne County accounts...
Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a...
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...
Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards in its final report and recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...
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