Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10. The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities,...
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...
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...
Charlottetown, P.E.I. — After two cancelled sessions due to the weather and the need to elect a new chair, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries is getting down to business again. Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry has been chosen...
HALIFAX, NS — Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has appointed the first members of the new independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board. Jean McKenna of the Halifax Regional Municipality was appointed as chair of the review board. McKenna is...
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,...
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 have been major changes in the way the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is running the Shellfish Enhancement Program, resulting in a major shakeup in the group representing the public oyster fishery. In the past, the department has provided...
A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,297 tonnes has been established for Atlantic halibut in 4RST for a one year period, which runs until May 14, 2018. A notice from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to harvesters notes 50...
The Commons Standing Committee on Finance is recommending the federal government develop an aquaculture act. The recommendation comes in report tabled in the Commons dealing with consultations on the 2018 budget, expected to be delivered next spring. Committee Chair Wayne...
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