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...
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...
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...
For centuries, wooden fishing boats plied the rich waters off southwest Nova Scotia. As a result, there is a long and storied tradition of boatbuilding in the province — with generations of master builders...
When the Chinese lobster tariffs of 25 per cent went into effect on July 6, many feared an immediate reaction in Maine, leading to lower prices. That has not happened. During the first six months of this year, lobster exports to...
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...
Last summer, a story in the Atlantic Fisherman outlined the ongoing efforts to control the spread of the invasive and destructive European green crab in this region. According to the Department of Fisheries and...
While the quotas and resulting catch rates of many species across Atlantic Canada continue to decrease, the same cannot be said for the lobster industry in SW Nova. In fact, the increase in lobster catches over the last 10 years...
According to the history books, there has always been some debate on how the lobster fishery got started in southwestern Nova Scotia. One scholarly theory speculates that the lobster canning industry was already booming in the...
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...
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