Over the last few years, the increased presence of whales, notably North Atlantic right whales, has risen to be one of the major fisheries concerns in the Maritimes. Obviously, something is happened in the ecosystem...
I would like to commend the Navigator Magazine for its editorial, “Is Federal MPA Plan Too Aggressive and Short-Sighted,” in the February issue. Part of the problem is that the fisheries sector has fallen short when...
For the majority of people in Southwest Nova Scotia, New Year’s Day was celebrated on January 1 and the party hats and noisemakers have been put away for another year. As a bit of a quick...
Despite the federal government softening some of its North Atlantic right whale protection measures earlier in 2019, fishermen in this region still have good reasons to be very worried. Now that the Liberals have returned to...
After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, I dedicated five years of my life to fighting against the development of Old Harry, a hydrocarbon reserve midway between Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands. Recently, I have had to re-engage...
The countdown is now on. Hundreds of fishermen in this region are now anxiously ticking off the days on the calendar to the start of the most lucrative season in southwest Nova Scotia and dumping day...
In its August editorial, the Atlantic Fisherman dealt with the perceived correlation between warming ocean water temperatures and more frequent and harsher storms. But more violent storms are the not only thing being impacted by warming water...
Fishermen in this region are a resilient bunch and are more than accustomed to rough and harsh weather. However, just ask any well-seasoned southwest Nova fisherman and they will tell you that the weather over the...
May 26 of this year marked the fourth anniversary of the Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery achieving certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. So,...
Everybody knows that lobster is the fuel that drives the fishing industry engine in Southwest Nova Scotia. While groundfish and pelagics are important to the economy as well, without lobster, the fishing industry in this region...
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