While there was no money allocated in the P.E.I. capital budget for the fishery, that didn't prevent the opposition from posing plenty of questions about the industry to Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says the...
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...
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...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
Businesses, individuals and organizations were among the recipients of the 2021 Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Awards of Excellence for Seafood and Sportfishing. The awards were presented virtually on April 22 as part...
Confusion continues to reign supreme since a self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery was initiated this fall by First Nations in Nova Scotia. Rallies have been held, violence and property damage has occurred, charges have...
Colder than normal water temperatures are making for low landings and a late start to the spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia. “March was pretty well a write-off,” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, with cold...
Blacks Harbour, NB — The Cooke family has formally acquired the assets of Fripur S.A., Uruguay’s largest seafood company. The final closing took place Dec. 14 when a public purchase deed was signed in Uruguay, finalizing a thorough court approval...
The P.E.I. Bluefin tuna season is now open. Island fishers headed out on the water Aug. 2 after a one-day delay to the opening. The first fishing period will run until Sept. 26.  Any remaining quota will be reallocated and...
A Nova Scotia revised regulatory framework for the licensing of fish buying and processing is advancing forward. “We’re making good progress,” said Osborne Burke, president of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance. “We’re not done yet, but...
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