The new year officially begins on January 1, but for lobster fishing area (LFAs) 33-34 harvesters, the real new year kicked off at the end of November, with thousands of traps going over the side. Lobster easily remains Canada’s most...
According to the calendar, Christmas Day is still many weeks away. But don’t tell that to the hundreds of harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33-34. For them, Christmas starts early, beginning at the end of November with the opening of...
The countdown to dumping day 2018 is officially on. In just a few weeks, more than 1,600 harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33-34 will be hitting the water to prosecute one of the largest and most lucrative lobster fisheries...
When the Chinese lobster tariffs of 25 per cent went into effect on July 6, many feared an immediate reaction in Maine, leading to lower prices. That has not happened. During the first six months of this year, lobster exports to...
Thanks to Canada’s neighbour to the south, the optimism level of fishermen in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 34 and 35 must be on the rise. A few months ago, the Atlantic Fisherman speculated that if trade talks between the U.S....
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on July 18. The new minister just happens to be the Member of Parliament for North...
I have recently been watching the federal government in Ottawa and the Department of Fishers and Oceans from the comfort of my home. “Robust, science-based, coherent measures to protect these highly endangered North Atlantic right whales. We’re really playing Russian...
I have worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve gotten to know some great people both locally and across the country. I come from a...
It appears the Donald Trump-led United States government has a talent of late for picking fights with its once valuable trading partners. While the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been garnering most of the headlines, there appears to...
While the quotas and resulting catch rates of many species across Atlantic Canada continue to decrease, the same cannot be said for the lobster industry in SW Nova. In fact, the increase in lobster catches over the last 10 years...
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