Opinion

Christmas Comes Early in SW Nova

According to the calendar, Christmas Day is still many weeks away. But don’t tell that to the hundreds of harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs)...

Dumping Day: The Key to Safety is in Your Hands

The countdown to dumping day 2018 is officially on. In just a few weeks, more than 1,600 harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33-34 will...

Canadian Lobster Buyers Keeping Prices Steady in Maine

When the Chinese lobster tariffs of 25 per cent went into effect on July 6, many feared an immediate reaction in Maine, leading to...

Trump’s Great Gift to Canada

Thanks to Canada’s neighbour to the south, the optimism level of fishermen in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 34 and 35 must be on the...

A West Coast Fisheries Minister Not as Rare as You Might Think

More than a few eyebrows were raised when Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard...

More Input Needed Before Fishery Closures Implemented

I have recently been watching the federal government in Ottawa and the Department of Fishers and Oceans from the comfort of my home. “Robust, science-based,...

Right Whales: Reason Needs to Outweigh Reaction

I have worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve...

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Be a Gift for N.S. Lobster Industry

It appears the Donald Trump-led United States government has a talent of late for picking fights with its once valuable trading partners. While the North...

Should the Lobster Fishery Worry About Warming Water?

While the quotas and resulting catch rates of many species across Atlantic Canada continue to decrease, the same cannot be said for the lobster...

Where is the Outcry to Offshore Petroleum Drilling?

I moved to Nova Scotia about 15 months ago and was not here for the official announcement, if there ever was one in regard...
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