May 26 of this year marked the fourth anniversary of the Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery achieving certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. So,...
I would like to commend the Navigator Magazine for its editorial, “Is Federal MPA Plan Too Aggressive and Short-Sighted,” in the February issue. Part of the problem is that the fisheries sector has fallen short when...
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...
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....
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 following letter was addressed to Bill Blair, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. On behalf of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC), the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), and their members...
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...
September 21, 2017 was an important date for the fishing industry in this region. Three years ago, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect. This meant that after years...
It is hard to find an individual in Southwest Nova Scotia that either does not have a vested interest, or at the very least, a connection to the lobster fishery in this region. If...
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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