Opinion

Happy Other New Year

For the majority of people in Southwest Nova Scotia, New Year’s Day was celebrated on January 1 and the party hats and noisemakers...

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...

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...

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...

Water Temperature Worries Heating Up

In its August editorial, the Atlantic Fisherman dealt with the perceived correlation between warming ocean water temperatures and more frequent and harsher storms.

Forecasting the Forecast

Fishermen in this region are a resilient bunch and are more than accustomed to rough and harsh weather. However, just...

Never Underestimate the Impact of a Label

May 26 of this year marked the fourth anniversary of the Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster...

Is Garnering Wealth from Waste the Next Big Thing?

Everybody knows that lobster is the fuel that drives the fishing industry engine in Southwest Nova Scotia. While groundfish and...

China Boosts Growth of Canada’s Seafood Industry

China has become a huge and lucrative market for many worldwide seafood suppliers, including Canada. For example, this Asian country...

Government Softens 2019 Whale Protection Measures

The fact that 2019 is a federal election year is not lost on anyone. The governing Liberals would certainly like...
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