Industry

Spring Landings Down in SW Nova Lobster Fishery

The spring lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia “hasn’t been much” says Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association. 

Supply and Demand Imbalance Could Cause Long-Term Damage to Sector

The Lobster Council of Canada (LCC) is worried that 96-million pounds of lobster could be stranded without a home by the end...

Cermaq Bids Farewell to Nova Scotia

Aquaculture giant Cermaq Canada has bid farewell to Nova Scotia, recently letting all options to lease sites, awarded by the provincial government,...

COVID-19 Creating Uncertainty for Spring Lobster Fishery

To go or not to go is the question that has been on the minds of many lobster fishermen in Atlantic Canada...

Outlook Bleak for Southern Gulf Spring Herring Stock

The outlook is bleak for the spring spawning herring stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, with the most recent stock...

Quality, Marketing and Whales Discussed at Lobster Town Meeting

The need and benefits for best practice lobster handling throughout the supply chain was one of the main action items identified by...

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...

Coronavirus Causing Losses for Local Lobster Industry

The loss of the Chinese market for live lobster due to the coronavirus this winter has caused major losses for the seafood industry...

Spring Lobster Fishing Will Soon Ramp Up in SW Nova

Lobster fishing boats in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 will soon be back at it in earnest for the final three...

Industry Briefs – March 2020

Gear Marking Rules for Fixed Gear Fisheries Rolled Out As announced in February 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will...
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