No Resolution in Moderate Livelihood Fishery Dispute

Confusion continues to reign supreme since a self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery was initiated this fall by First Nations in Nova Scotia.

DFO Being Called on to Resolve Ongoing Lobster Dispute

If the start of a self-regulated, moderate livelihood fishery by Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik First Nation is any indication of what’s in store...

Roseway Basin Closure Brings Halt to Fishing

For the third year in a row, the presence of North Atlantic right whales has prompted the temporary closure of the Roseway...

LFA 33–34 Lobster Fishery Set to Open Nov. 30

Weather permitting, the commercial lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 will open on Nov. 30 this year.

Cautious Optimism Surrounds Opening of LFA 35 Fishery

There’s some optimism among licence holders as the first of the fall commercial lobster seasons in western Nova Scotia gets ready to...

Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program Now Open for Applications

In late August, the federal government opened the application period for the long-awaited Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program.

Federal Government to Purchase $15.5 million of Surplus Seafood

The federal government recently announced that the Surplus Food Rescue Program will be purchasing up to $15.5 million, at the cost of...

N.S. Inshore Scallop Fishery on an Even Keel

Another scallop season is in the books for Cape Sable Island fisherman Garrett Cottreau, president of the Tri-County Scallop Association.

Trapping of European Green Crab Underway

Research Ongoing for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells While the European green crab continues to top...

Ghost Gear Fund Supporting 11 Projects in Atlantic Canada

From manufacturing plastic lumber out of discarded fishing rope and nets, to retrieving lost gear from the fishing grounds, 11 projects are...
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