Opinion

Taking Stock of the Stocks

In just a matter of weeks, fishermen in this region will once again be taking to the water for what will hopefully...

Former Fishery Officer Reflects on Current Lobster Dispute

Rewind to the years 1999 and 2000. After the Supreme Court of Canada’s Marshall I and II decisions in...

A Levelling of Our Competitive Advantage?

September 21, 2017 was an important date for the fishing industry in this region. Three years ago, the Canada-European...

Be Part of the Solution, Not the Pollution

It is hard to find an individual in Southwest Nova Scotia that either does not have a vested interest, or at the...

Go North Young Shellfish

For several years now, both the Atlantic Fisherman and its sister publication, The Navigator, have been documenting the perceived northern movement of...

Nova Scotia Fish Farms Global Leaders in Sustainability

It is an unfortunate reality that fish farming has been the subject of sustained misinformation campaigns in recent months.

The Proof Will be in the Pudding

After weeks of extensive lobbying by industry advocates, on May 14, the federal government finally announced a COVID-19 pandemic financial aid package...

Life as We Know it is Anything but Normal

At this time of the year in Southwest Nova Scotia, harvesters have an extra spring in their step as the weather and...

The Fishing Industry is Essential

It would be the understatement of the year, if not the century, to say we now find ourselves in uncertain times.

Seafood Sector Must be Included as an Essential Service

The following letter was addressed to Bill Blair, Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. On behalf of...
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