September 21, 2017 was an important date for the fishing industry in this region. Three years ago, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect. This meant that after years...
It is hard to find an individual in Southwest Nova Scotia that either does not have a vested interest, or at the very least, a connection to the lobster fishery in this region. If...
For several years now, both the Atlantic Fisherman and its sister publication, The Navigator, have been documenting the perceived northern movement of valuable, commercial species such as lobster. For the last decade, both Canadian...
It is an unfortunate reality that fish farming has been the subject of sustained misinformation campaigns in recent months. What makes this disturbing is that fish farming supports thousands of essential jobs in rural...
After weeks of extensive lobbying by industry advocates, on May 14, the federal government finally announced a COVID-19 pandemic financial aid package for Canada’s fish harvesters. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and...
At this time of the year in Southwest Nova Scotia, harvesters have an extra spring in their step as the weather and water warms and they put the final big push on to finish yet another lobster...
It would be the understatement of the year, if not the century, to say we now find ourselves in uncertain times. COVID-19 has turned the entire world on its head and negatively impacted businesses...
The following letter was addressed to Bill Blair, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. On behalf of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC), the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), and their members...
In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about aquaculture and Nova Scotians deserve to have their questions answered. But without the facts, we can’t have an honest conversation. Recent information circulating about the...
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...
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