As everyone is well aware, the lobster industry, both here and south of the border, is a business worth in the billions of dollars each year. And once an industry attains such a lofty...
Overfishing continues to be one of the major problems facing many commercial fisheries around the world. Despite the efforts of many countries, many fisheries are still nothing more than a cash-grab, free-for-all, with little...
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the global seafood industry to its core. Traditionally, Atlantic lobster has been one of the key commodities driving the seafood engine locally and around...
The year 2020 is nearly in the rearview mirror. Feel free to take a moment and let out a collective sigh of relief here. Who knows what 2021 has in store...
As it is with every profession, the fishing industry is not devoid of myths, fallacies and distortions. One of the most common falsehoods, especially in Atlantic Canada, is the widespread view that the commercial...
In just a matter of weeks, fishermen in this region will once again be taking to the water for what will hopefully be another lucrative lobster season. For more than a decade now, lobster...
Rewind to the years 1999 and 2000. After the Supreme Court of Canada’s Marshall I and II decisions in September and November 1999, the Canadian Government spent nearly $600 million buying back commercial fishing...
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...
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