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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In its August editorial, the Atlantic Fisherman dealt with the perceived correlation between warming ocean water temperatures and more frequent and harsher storms. But more violent storms are the not only thing being impacted by warming water...
Over the last few years, the increased presence of whales, notably North Atlantic right whales, has risen to be one of the major fisheries concerns in the Maritimes. Obviously, something is happened in the ecosystem...
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...
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...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
error: Content is protected !!