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Gear Lending Program Aims to Help Fishermen with New Requirements

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) has launched the CanFish gear lending program, providing low breaking strength rope and ropeless buoys for fishermen to try...

The Greying of the Fleet

Rodney Dangerfield once said “It’s great to have grey hair. Ask anyone who’s bald.” And one does not have to visit too many commercial fishing...

N.S. Aquaculture Regulations Under Review

The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee is expected to make recommendations to Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig before the end of the...

24th Annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble Held

A total of 12 boats carrying 101 participants took part in the 24th annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble from Aug. 17 to 20, landing a...

Wedgeport Tuna Tournament Reels in 200 Fish

A total of 200 tuna, including 11 bluefins, weighing a total of 19,053 pounds, were caught during the 18th annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament and...

N.S. Company Aiming to Hit the Ground Running with Ropeless Gear

The final pieces are falling into place that will allow for ropeless fishing to be commercially utilized. “We’ve been doing a lot of testing lately...

Eastern Canyons Marine Refuge Established

Almost 44,000 square kilometres of the North Atlantic along the Eastern Scotian Shelf has been established as a deep-water conservation area located offshore Nova...

Rights-Based Fisheries Senate Report Draws Criticism

A recent study released by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on Indigenous rights-based fisheries, as affirmed in the 1999 Marshall Decision,...

The Challenges of Making Ends Meet

The late English comedian Les Dawson once said “The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week.” It appears Atlantic Canadians’ fixation...

Market Challenges Continue for Lobster Industry

Going into the fall, the lobster sector is facing market access challenges in nearly every key market. These challenges will require additional human resources and...
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