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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...

Santa Trades in Sleigh for the Wheelhouse

If you happen to be on the West Head wharf on Cape Sable Island this December, don’t be surprised if you see Santa...

Optimistic Outlook for Upcoming Southwest Nova Lobster Fishery

The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather permitting of course.

Warming Water Leading to Lobster Molt Variability?

The countdown is now on. Hundreds of fishermen in this region are now anxiously ticking off the days on the...

Industry Briefs – November 2019

Students’ Perceptions of Marine Careers Provide Insight into Workforce Challenges Despite the recent growth and attention on the marine industry...
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