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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This year the Lobster Council of Canada (LCC), the only cross-sectorial, cross-provincial industry association for lobster, has an unprecedented opportunity to fulfill our mission to increase demand and price to fortify economic sustainability, rewarding everyone within the Canadian lobster...
It seems not so long ago that Canadian exporters were considering how the business landscape would change without the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, that scenario hasn’t played out and a new trade agreement, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement...
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...
As you are reading this, the world’s largest lobster fishery is winding down for another year. The fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33-34 will soon be closing on May 31 and by all accounts, the fishing season in Southwest...
China has become a huge and lucrative market for many worldwide seafood suppliers, including Canada. For example, this Asian country has become the second largest importer of live lobsters from New Brunswick. Thanks to foodies from China,...
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