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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.

Opportunity is Knocking

As it is with every profession, the fishing industry is not devoid of myths, fallacies and distortions. One of...

Lobster Trap Christmas Trees Celebrate Fishers and the Season in Port Mouton, Cape Sable...

Lobster trap Christmas trees are once again decked out for the season on Cape Sable Island and Port Mouton on Nova Scotia’s...

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...

Taking Stock of the Stocks

In just a matter of weeks, fishermen in this region will once again be taking to the water for what will hopefully...

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...

Former Fishery Officer Reflects on Current Lobster Dispute

Rewind to the years 1999 and 2000. After the Supreme Court of Canada’s Marshall I and II decisions in...

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...

A Levelling of Our Competitive Advantage?

September 21, 2017 was an important date for the fishing industry in this region. Three years ago, the Canada-European...
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