More than 100 fishers from Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33, 34 and 35 came together in Yarmouth on Sept. 20 for the second annual Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS) Lobster Forum, where the most pressing issues facing the lobster fishing...
Prince Edward Island remains committed to enhancing the province's wild oyster fishery, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. The veteran minister was questioned on the issue in the legislature by Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry, who chairs the Standing...
Gerry Byrne, minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, says his department emerged from 2017 with a sharp focus on fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, agriculture, wildlife and lands, to better support economic development, growth and...
A coalition of environmental groups that challenged AquaBounty in federal court is happy federal approval is needed before the company can grow genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at its new facility in Rollo Bay. The company was granted federal and...
Lobster fishers in Area 24 have indicated in no uncertain terms they’re against a carapace size increase. The vote was held at the request of industry members. The LFA 24 Advisory Committee held a series of meetings across the zone,...
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
There’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about the P.E.I. fishing industry heading into 2018, says Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. McIsaac says the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, announced by federal minister Dominic LeBlanc and the four Atlantic fisheries ministers,...
Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker wants to know what the P.E.I. government is doing to protect the herring stocks in island waters. “Just over a decade ago in 2004, fishers in the Souris area fought hard to protect the herring...
Most lobster fishers in New Brunswick are pleased with the scheduled staggered increase in lobster carapace size. The federal government imposed three scheduled increases: one millimetre in 2016, and two millimetres in each of 2017 and 2018, bringing the...
The Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has recommended the fleet separation and owner-operator policy be entrenched in a new Fisheries Act. The recommendation was included in a committee report. Committee Chair Scott Simms says several presenters made the...
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