Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says if he’s successful in winning the Progressive Conservative leadership, the appointment of a dedicated deputy minister of fisheries will be part of his platform for the 2019 election. Agriculture and fisheries have been united under...
The decision by Robert Mitchell, P.E.I.’s minister of Communities, Land and Environment, to allow genetically modified salmon to be grown in Prince Edward Island was the result of a faulty environmental assessment process. So, says the Coalition for the...
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...
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...
Former broadcaster Jim Munson is the new vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The job became vacant with the retirement of P.E.I. senator Libbe Hubley in September. Munson reported on current affairs for more than 30 years,...
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...
Saint Andrews, N.B. — The federal government has launched a new program that will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada’s fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their daily operations. The announcement was...
The federal government has announced an investment of $2.48 million to support the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance in its efforts to increase awareness and demand for Canadian farmed fish and seafood in the United States, Asia and Europe. “Canada’s seafood...
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...
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...
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