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...
Everybody knows that lobster is the fuel that drives the fishing industry engine in Southwest Nova Scotia. While groundfish and pelagics are important to the economy as well, without lobster, the fishing industry in this region...
I have worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve gotten to know some great people both locally and across the country. I come from a...
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 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...
The new year officially begins on January 1, but for lobster fishing area (LFAs) 33-34 harvesters, the real new year kicked off at the end of November, with thousands of traps going over the side. Lobster easily remains Canada’s most...
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...
According to the calendar, Christmas Day is still many weeks away. But don’t tell that to the hundreds of harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33-34. For them, Christmas starts early, beginning at the end of November with the opening of...
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