Opinion

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...

Is Increasing Underwater Noise Impacting Lobster Stocks?

What did the ocean say to the lobster? Nothing, it just waved. Okay, that little pun...

The European Green Crab: Eradication Might Not Be the Answer

Last summer, a story in the Atlantic Fisherman outlined the ongoing efforts to control the spread of the invasive and destructive European...

Are Hurricanes Really Getting Worse?

As the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1–November 30) has kicked off for another year, there is a lot of fear that...

A New Use for Old Boats

For centuries, wooden fishing boats plied the rich waters off southwest Nova Scotia. As a result, there is a...

A Good Luck Story

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, a mayday was sent out from the M.V. Atlantic Destiny, with a crew of 32 on board,...

Could Less Actually be More?

While the lobster fishery remains sustainable and in good shape in this region of the North Atlantic, the same unfortunately cannot be...
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