month : 02/2018 23 results

Windy Weather Impacting Southwest N.S. Lobster Season

Above photo: Extra lines hold fishing boats safe and sound at the Clark’s Harbour wharf in the wake of a nor’easter that brought hurricane force winds and full tide storm surges to southwestern Nova Scotia in early January. Kathy Johnson photo Two winter storms packing hurricane force winds, combined with smaller gales, have been keeping lobster fishermen ashore more than on the water in southwestern Nova Scotia this winter. But when they do get out, “the catches have been ...

Filling the Gaps

  On November 28 and 29, 2017, the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) hosted a very successful conference on the theme Cod — Building the Fishery of the Future in Gander. The presentations from that conference and the audio recordings of the different sessions are available on our website at http://www.ccfi.ca/codconference/presentations.asp. In last month’s column, I talked about what we heard at the conference. As an overall conclusion, I suggested that the ...

With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018

After a period of relative stability, the next seafood commodity that may be buffeted by price swings will be whitefish. Cod, the premium product in the complex, is likely to see shortages and rising prices in some specialty markets. But for buyers, there is instability throughout the complex. Haddock, cod, tilapia, pangasius and pollock prices are all out of their normal relationship to each other. Disruptions in the cod market, possible major disruptions in pangasius and the fact that ...