Industry

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...

Demand Has Never Been Stronger for Maritime Boatbuilders

Boatyards throughout the Maritimes are being kept busy with new boat construction, as well as refit, repair and service work.

Progress Being Made on New Licensing System

A Nova Scotia revised regulatory framework for the licensing of fish buying and processing is advancing forward. “We’re making good...

Opportunities Still Available Through Atlantic Fisheries Fund

With four years to go and lots of funding still available, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has been busy raising awareness...

New Processing Facility to be Built in Digby

Construction is expected to start this spring on a new $14.25-million, 43,580-square-foot seafood production facility in the Digby Industrial Park. Nova...

New Technology on Display at Ropeless Consortium

Industry advances were on display at the Ropeless Consortium meeting at the University of Southern Maine in Portland last fall.

Mainly Status Quo for Georges Groundfish TAC in 2020

With the exception of a slight increase of 42 metric tonnes for yellowtail flounder, it’s status quo for groundfish quotas on Georges Bank (5Z)...
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