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...
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,...
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...
After weeks of extensive lobbying by industry advocates, on May 14, the federal government finally announced a COVID-19 pandemic financial aid package for Canada’s fish harvesters. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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