Opinion

Herring Fishery in Risk Management Mode

The 2022 Atlantic Canada pelagics fishery is in a tailspin. The March 30 announcement by Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Minister Joyce Murray that there will...

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...

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...

Seeing Red Over Lobster Fishery Proposal

From all reports, the lobster season in this region is chugging along and is on par with last year.

DFO Should Not Appeal Category B Licence Court Ruling

About 50 years ago, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) introduced the Moonlighter Policy to remove people from the fishery as...

Whale Worries are Top of Mind

The lobster season is now well underway in this region and from all accounts, everything looks positive, especially the all-important price per...

Lobster Prices: An Early Christmas Gift?

As many folks are now well into cobbling together their Christmas lists, harvesters in this region have only one thing on their...

Fisheries Policy Facing a Period of Political Purgatory

The dust has now settled and after five weeks of verbal barbs and $600 million later, the electorate has spoken and honestly,...

Are Right Whales Impacting Consumer Lobster Purchases?

As a few innovative Nova Scotia companies forge ahead with efforts to develop new ropeless fishing technologies, the presence of right whales...
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