Industry

Groups Collaborating to Advance Ropeless Fish Gear Technology

Michael Moore, the Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Marine Mammal Center, has spent a large portion of his career taking North...

LFA 35 Fishermen “Devastated” by Opening Price

An opening shore price of $6 to $7/pound in lobster fishing area (LFA) 35 in the Bay of Fundy, which opened on October 14,...

Awards of Excellence Highlight N.S. Minister’s Conference

An estimated 570 people attended the 24th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference on Oct. 12 and 13 at the...

Industry Slams Red List Designation for Lobster and Snow Crab

When the U.S.-based Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program red listed Canadian lobster and crab as seafood to avoid due to entanglement risks with...

Lobster Season Set to Open in Southwestern Nova Scotia

Thousands of harvesters will be aboard more than 1,700 fishing vessels when the lobster season opens in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 33 and 34...

Gear Lending Program Aims to Help Fishermen with New Requirements

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) has launched the CanFish gear lending program, providing low breaking strength rope and ropeless buoys for fishermen to try...

N.S. Aquaculture Regulations Under Review

The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee is expected to make recommendations to Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig before the end of the...

N.S. Company Aiming to Hit the Ground Running with Ropeless Gear

The final pieces are falling into place that will allow for ropeless fishing to be commercially utilized. “We’ve been doing a lot of testing lately...

Rights-Based Fisheries Senate Report Draws Criticism

A recent study released by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on Indigenous rights-based fisheries, as affirmed in the 1999 Marshall Decision,...

Market Challenges Continue for Lobster Industry

Going into the fall, the lobster sector is facing market access challenges in nearly every key market. These challenges will require additional human resources and...
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