The countdown is now on. Hundreds of fishermen in this region are now anxiously ticking off the days on the calendar to the start of the most lucrative season in southwest Nova Scotia and dumping day...
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...
It seems not so long ago that Canadian exporters were considering how the business landscape would change without the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, that scenario hasn’t played out and a new trade agreement, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement...
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...
Despite the federal government softening some of its North Atlantic right whale protection measures earlier in 2019, fishermen in this region still have good reasons to be very worried. Now that the Liberals have returned to...
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 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...
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...
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...
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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