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...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is looking for a HFA 16G herring fisher who will do to the experimental nets portion of this year’s data collection for the area. Currently, two fishers are needed: one for North Lake, and one for...
Booming export markets for Canadian lobster have been a major income generator for Atlantic Canada’s lobster industry over the last several years, with a low Canadian dollar amplifying the effect. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, lobster has remained the...
Membership is now being accepted into a new lobster fisher’s association for Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34. The Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association was officially formed earlier this summer after a series of meetings where as many as 300...
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...
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...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has accepted a winter flounder tangle net fishery proposal from the P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association Groundfish Advisory Board. The proposal amends the current limited access into 4T2b for winter flounder, using tangle nets in a...
The fall fishing season opened in Area 25 on Aug. 8 at 6 a.m. The last day of fishing is Oct. 9 and the minimum lobster carapace size (length) is increased to 75 mm. It increases again in 2018 to...
The spring season was short, but not sweet, for rock crab fishers in LFA 25 this year. “The catches were real good this year, but we couldn’t get rid of them. We fished the first day, a Tuesday, then skipped...
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...
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