Industry

Quite a Voyage: LFA 33 Lobster Trap Tag Ends Up in The Bahamas

If lobster trap tags could talk, the one found on Tar Bay Beach on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas would have a whopper...

Lobster Fishermen Express Frustration with Proposed Hail Out Policy

Members of the Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) say they are “frustrated and disappointed with the lack of direction, miscommunication and overall support from...

Industry Briefs – May 2018

Five Nations Clam Company Announces Partners There was much speculation following the Feb. 21 announcement that the newly-created Five Nations Clam Company would be receiving...
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PEIFA pleased with increased tuna quota

The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association says it’s pleased with the additional Bluefin tuna quota granted at the recent International Commission for the Conservation...
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Maritime Fishermen’s Union makes early repayment of loan

MONCTON, NB – The Maritime Fishermen’s Union is giving $6.8 million to the provincial government to complete early repayment of an $11-million loan provided...
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Cooke Inc. completes acquisition of Omega Protein

Saint John, N.B. — Cooke Inc., parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has announced the completion of its acquisition of Omega Protein Corporation, a...
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Licence of a Lifetime winners can fish, hunt for life

Winners of the 2017 Licence of a Lifetime lottery have received a free licence to hunt game and catch fish in Nova Scotia. This is...
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Marine Harvest enters agreement to purchase Northern Harvest

St. George, N.B. — Marine Harvest has announced it has entered into a share purchase agreement to buy Northern Harvest, whose head offices are...
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DFO investigating U.S. vessel fishing illegally in Canadian waters

St. George, N.B. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is carrying out an investigation after a U.S. vessel was intercepted fishing illegally in...
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NL Fisheries and Land Resources sees 2017 as year of progress, achievement

Gerry Byrne, minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, says his department emerged from 2017 with a sharp focus...
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