Environment

Gear Innovation Summit Explores Options for Whale-Safe Fishing Gear

Exploring options for whale-safe fishing gear and finding innovative ways to prevent, retrieve and recycle lost or discarded fishing gear was the focus of...

Water Temperature Worries Heating Up

In its August editorial, the Atlantic Fisherman dealt with the perceived correlation between warming ocean water temperatures and more frequent and harsher storms.

Government Committee Releases Report on Climate Change Impacts to Lobster and Snow Crab

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans recently released a report related to its study of the migration of lobster and...

Poor Weather Hampers Spring Lobster Fishery in Southwest Nova Scotia

Fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia were hoping for better weather in May as the six-month lobster season in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and...

MPAs Continue to be Works in Progress

Without a doubt, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019. The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment...

Panel Recommending Bottom Trawling be Prohibited in MPAs

Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected...

Environmental Monitoring up and Running at Cape Sharp Tidal, Emera Reports

All systems are a go when it comes to environmental monitoring of the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in the Minas Passage, says Emera. “All environmental...

Standing Committee Tables MPA Report

When it comes to the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Canadian waters, the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans is recommending an...

“No Pipe in the Strait”

The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New...

Drilling Starts in Scotian Basin

It was ironically Earth Day (April 22) when BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) spudded its first exploratory well in the Scotian Basin,...
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