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...
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...
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