Herring Purse Seine Fishery Opening in Area 13 and 14
DFO advises that the herring purse seine fishery, for all mobile gear in Herring Fishing Area 13 and 14, will open May 13, 2015.
Individual quotas are in place and fish harvesters are reminded that licence conditions are available through the DFO National Online Licencing System.
At-sea observer coverage services must be arranged before commencing fishing.
Fish harvesters are reminded of the licence condition that is in effect for the 2015 season in order to protect lobster habitat. ...
Illegal Netting of Inland Waters Results in $2,000 Fine and Prohibition for Port Hope Simpson Man
William Ward of Port Hope Simpson has been convicted of netting inland water in contravention of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations.
Ward was convicted in Port Hope Simpson Provincial Court on April 23, 2015 and fined $2,000, prohibited for one year from participating in any recreational fishery and forfeited his fishing net. Part of the evidence used to convict Ward was a trail camera which took pictures of the accused hauling the net.
The Government of Canada is committed ...
P.E.I. Mussel Industry Back to Full Production After Record Winter
The PEI mussel industry is once again back on the water and able to supply their famous mussels after an unprecedented winter on Prince Edward Island.
This past winter, however, brought record snowfalls to Prince Edward Island with over 18 feet (551 cm) being accumulated in some areas. The weight of this snowfall affected the ice conditions and made harvesting extremely difficult.
“Ensuring the safety of our farmers and employees was first and foremost as ice conditions were constantly ...