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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fishermen in this region are a resilient bunch and are more than accustomed to rough and harsh weather. However, just ask any well-seasoned southwest Nova fisherman and they will tell you that the weather over the...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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