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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...

Happy Other New Year

For the majority of people in Southwest Nova Scotia, New Year’s Day was celebrated on January 1 and the party hats and noisemakers...

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...

Nova Scotia Industry Reps Pleased Jordan Handed Federal Fisheries Portfolio

The appointment of South Shore-St. Margaret’s Member of Parliament Bernadette Jordan as the new federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast...

A Combination of Cooperation and Compromise

Despite the federal government softening some of its North Atlantic right whale protection measures earlier in 2019, fishermen in this region still have good...

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)...

New Study Outlines Good News for Future SW Nova Lobster Habitat

Overall projected changes in offshore lobster habitat for the region, as a whole, appear to be positive. However, changes in...

Murky Waters Surround MPAs

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, I dedicated five years of my life to fighting against the development of Old Harry, a hydrocarbon reserve midway...
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