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...
The lobster season is now well underway in this region and from all accounts, everything looks positive, especially the all-important price per pound. However, if you head south, crossing the border into the Gulf...
As many folks are now well into cobbling together their Christmas lists, harvesters in this region have only one thing on their collective minds — hitting the water. Yes, Santa does not need to...
The dust has now settled and after five weeks of verbal barbs and $600 million later, the electorate has spoken and honestly, not much has changed. After a hard fought and noticeably nasty federal...
As a few innovative Nova Scotia companies forge ahead with efforts to develop new ropeless fishing technologies, the presence of right whales continues to be a concern for area lobster fishermen and the industry in general.
What did the ocean say to the lobster? Nothing, it just waved. Okay, that little pun may be causing you to roll your eyes right now, but there appears to be...
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