Opinion

Adding Insult to Injury

Author Elizabeth Edwards once wrote, “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” With a...

Ramping up the “Red List” Resistance

American author James C. Collins once said “bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.” After receiving and continuing to receive unmitigated backlash...

The Greying of the Fleet

Rodney Dangerfield once said “It’s great to have grey hair. Ask anyone who’s bald.” And one does not have to visit too many commercial fishing...

The Challenges of Making Ends Meet

The late English comedian Les Dawson once said “The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week.” It appears Atlantic Canadians’ fixation...

A Harbinger of Things to Come?

Harvesters in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 finally have a chance to catch their collective breath and reflect on the season that...

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.
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