For centuries, wooden fishing boats plied the rich waters off southwest Nova Scotia. As a result, there is a long and storied tradition of boatbuilding in the province — with generations of master builders...
As the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1–November 30) has kicked off for another year, there is a lot of fear that these types of storms are getting more frequent and more severe. Many...
In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about aquaculture and Nova Scotians deserve to have their questions answered. But without the facts, we can’t have an honest conversation. Recent information circulating about the...
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...
As it is with every profession, the fishing industry is not devoid of myths, fallacies and distortions. One of the most common falsehoods, especially in Atlantic Canada, is the widespread view that the commercial...
Last summer, a story in the Atlantic Fisherman outlined the ongoing efforts to control the spread of the invasive and destructive European green crab in this region. According to the Department of Fisheries and...
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....
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...
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...
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