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...
While the Canadian Wildlife Federation approves of the measures taken so far by the federal government to prevent the deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales, the group maintains they don’t go far enough. A total of 10 endangered Right Whales...
Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac appeared before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries on Feb. 24. McIsaac, who was accompanied by Deputy Minister John Jamieson, spoke about two of the most high profile topics facing the Island fishery:...
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...
As demand for P.E.I. shellfish grows, federal and provincial governments are contributing more than $1.6 million to install cold storage facilities at P.E.I. Mussel King Inc. to reduce damage caused during transportation and ensure efficient, uninterrupted supply of frozen...
Halifax, N.S. — The Atlantic Fisheries Fund, capitalized via a direct contribution of $325 million from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is now the primary vehicle for the federal government’s efforts to stimulate innovation, grow opportunities and...
The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association joined other industry groups in working out of a recent Halifax meeting with Transport Canada. The 15 industry groups were calling on the federal department to help develop a comprehensive and timely implementation plan to assist...
Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie was a little surprised to find there was no money in this year's capital budget for building lobster cold storage facilities. The veteran MLA, a fisher before he entered politics, says it was his understanding a...
(Editor’s Note: This column was written in advance of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s announced amendments to the tax changes, and may not reflect the most recent information.) The Trudeau government’s proposed changes to how incorporated small businesses are taxed has...
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...
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