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Nova Star Must Hit Financial Projections

Nova Scotia’s Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan reaffirmed government's commitment today to a sustainable transportation link between Yarmouth and Maine. He also noted Nova Scotians have said the ferry must cost less, and his department is taking steps to respond. "I'm pleased to hear that Nova Star anticipates a good year for bookings and I sincerely wish them a good season," said Mr. MacLellan. "That said, we've spent a lot of money so far, and we ...

N.L. Government Unveils Fisheries Budget Details

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the details of its $8.1-billion, 2015 budget Thursday. On the seafood industry side, government announced an investment of $6.5 million in key initiatives to support the fishery as well as $2.8 million through the Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Program to support partnerships with private sector enterprises for aquaculture expansion. Overall, the government will run a substantial deficit for 2014-15, projected at mid-year to be ...

P.E.I. Lobster Season Opening Update

Today, the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) and Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) held a conference call to discuss a potential opening date for the PEI Spring Lobster season. After consultation with DFO and PEIFA Lobster Fishing Area 24 & 26A Advisory Committees, there is agreement to hold another conference call on Monday, May 4 to further discuss this issue. A majority agreement was achieved as to a possible opening date of Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Nova Scotia Unveils New Marine Renewable Energy Legislation

Yesterday the Nova Scotia Government introduced legislation to ensure marine renewable energy projects are developed in a responsible manner to respect the environment and the interests of local communities. The new legislation will increase consultation and provide for the safe, responsible and strategic development of the industry. "We need a clear and responsible path forward for developing Nova Scotia's marine renewable energy sector," said Energy Minister Michel Samson. "Our tidal ...

N.S. Government Completes Investigation of Winter Fish Kill

A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible. "This was a harsh winter in Nova Scotia and our fish health veterinarians have concluded this was the likely cause of the fish kill experienced at sites around the province," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. "No significant disease agents were detected ...

Doucette’s Turns Out New Lobster Boat

Doucette’s Boat Building Shop in Mininegash P.E.I. recently turned out another fibreglass fishing vessel. The 45-foot Snappin’ N’ Crackin’ was built for owner Bernard MacPhee of North Lake Harbour P.E.I. The vessel was recently handed over to MacPhee by the yard’s owner Jimmy Doucette.