The 24th annual Fisherman and Scientists Research Society Conference kicked off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Megan Bailey, a member of the Ocean Frontier Institute working out of Dalhousie University. Focusing on the seafood supply chain, Bailey outlined...
The Lobster Institute is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 by highlighting the close and collaborative relationships it has built with the lobster industry over the years. For example, one of the first studies conducted by the Institute was...
Herring larvae is the focus of an ichthyoplankton sampling project initiated last year by the industry-driven Herring Science Council and is already producing “interesting” results which will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the stocks in southwestern Nova...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
Electronic video coverage as a possible alternative to traditional at-sea observer coverage is on the radar of fishers in Atlantic Canada. The possibility was brought to the table last spring at a workshop co-hosted by the Ecology Action Centre (EAC),...
A total of 37 tuna were landed during the 15th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and Festival on Aug. 18–25, with a 680-pound bluefin caught by the captain (Cory Nickerson) and crew of Keepin’ Busy, topping the scale to win...
Except for a rainy weigh-in, all was well with the 20th annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble, held Aug. 15 to 18, with 50 blue sharks being landed, more than 80 tagged and released and only 1.1 pounds difference between the...
It will likely be several more weeks before a determination can be made on the cause of death for six North Atlantic Right whales found dead in the waters just off western Prince Edward Island. Over the Canada Day weekend,...
Whoever designed the new Nova Scotia premium international seafood brand logo did a fine job in my estimation. Tastefully understated, the new logo was domestically unveiled on March 2 with a media event at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, having...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
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