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Memorial for Chief William Saulis Crew Being Erected in Delaps Cove

A memorial for the six crew members of the scallop dragger Chief William Saulis will soon stand on a wilderness trail in Annapolis County,...

DFO Continues Inaction on Category B Lobster Licences

Three years ago, we began our campaign to reverse the outdated “Moonlighter Policy” that targets Category B lobster licence holders in Nova Scotia, New...

Mackerel Moratorium a Major Mistake

I’ve been a professional fish harvester for more than 30 years. Three generations in my family have made our livelihoods from fishing, with two before...

Strong Turnout For 20th Anniversary of Fish Canada Workboat Canada

The 20th anniversary of Fish Canada Workboat Canada had a record-breaking turnout on March 25 and 26 at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New...

Landings Continue Low as SWNS Lobster Season Enters Final Month

‘It’s Going to Take a Fairly Expensive Lobster to Keep the Fleet Going’     Not a lot of lobster were being landed by lobster fishing area...

Fish Safe NS Adds Mobile Training Unit and New Programs

Splashes of Safety Celebration Returning in 2022 After a Two-Year Absence   A mobile training unit, a new Safety Equipment and Training Subsidy Program and a...

SmartNet Technology Under Development in Yarmouth

Full-scale trials are expected to begin this fall on a SmartNet trawl system that will utilize data collected by an uncrewed service vessel (USV)...

Are Whale Management Measures Levelling Off?

Have the federal government’s recent actions to help protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from fishing gear entanglements and collisions with vessels been working? For...

Seeking Information on P.E.I. Trawler Fishery

I am collecting historical information on the offshore trawler fishery in Prince Edward Island from 1950 until 1993. The fishery operated out of Souris and...

Fisheries Charges Hit a Five-Year Low in 2021

The total number of fisheries charges laid across Eastern Canada in 2021 was the lowest for the past five years in the Gulf, Maritimes,...
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