It appears the Donald Trump-led United States government has a talent of late for picking fights with its once valuable trading partners. While the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been garnering most of the headlines, there appears to...
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...
The countdown to dumping day 2018 is officially on. In just a few weeks, more than 1,600 harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33-34 will be hitting the water to prosecute one of the largest and most lucrative lobster fisheries...
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,...
I have recently been watching the federal government in Ottawa and the Department of Fishers and Oceans from the comfort of my home. “Robust, science-based, coherent measures to protect these highly endangered North Atlantic right whales. We’re really playing Russian...
I moved to Nova Scotia about 15 months ago and was not here for the official announcement, if there ever was one in regard to BP requesting permission to dig exploratory wells off our southern shores. I read a tiny...
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...
Thanks to Canada’s neighbour to the south, the optimism level of fishermen in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 34 and 35 must be on the rise. A few months ago, the Atlantic Fisherman speculated that if trade talks between the U.S....
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on July 18. The new minister just happens to be the Member of Parliament for North...
The fact that 2019 is a federal election year is not lost on anyone. The governing Liberals would certainly like to hang on to their electoral riding monopoly in Atlantic Canada and they know how important fishermen’s...
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