American author James C. Collins once said “bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.” After receiving and continuing to receive unmitigated backlash over its decision to “Red List” American lobster and Canadian snow crab, the California-based Monterey...
Rodney Dangerfield once said “It’s great to have grey hair. Ask anyone who’s bald.” And one does not have to visit too many commercial fishing wharves and harbours across Atlantic Canada to see plenty of examples of that grey hair...
The late English comedian Les Dawson once said “The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week.” It appears Atlantic Canadians’ fixation of talking about weather fluctuations has been overshadowed of late by tales of price fluctuations...
Harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 finally have a chance to catch their collective breath and reflect on the season that was. And it was certainly a season of literal ups and downs and not just with...
The 2022 Atlantic Canada pelagics fishery is in a tailspin. The March 30 announcement by Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray that there will be no directed commercial or bait fishing for southern Gulf spring herring and a complete...
I’ve been a professional fish harvester for more than 30 years. Three generations in my family have made our livelihoods from fishing, with two before me and my two sons following in my footsteps. I lived and work through the cod...
Have the federal government’s recent actions to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from fishing gear entanglements and collisions with vessels been working? For now, they appear to be. The Departments of Fisheries, Oceans (DFO) and Transport announced in...
I am collecting historical information on the offshore trawler fishery in Prince Edward Island from 1950 until 1993. The fishery operated out of Souris and Georgetown, P.E.I. From 1969 to approximately 1984, H.B. Nickerson/National Sea operated 10–11 steel, stern trawlers and...
From all reports, the lobster season in this region is chugging along and is on par with last year. Speaking of last season, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently reported that lobster...
About 50 years ago, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) introduced the Moonlighter Policy to remove people from the fishery as a conservation method. The policy targeted fishermen who held other jobs or...
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