P.E.I. to Host U.S.-Canada Lobster Symposium
Leading representatives from academia, government, and industry studying the American lobster, and closely related European lobster, will be in Charlottetown November 3-6 for ‘The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem II: A U.S.-Canada Lobster Symposium.’
The U.S.-Canada Lobster Symposium is an opportunity for the research community to interact and present results of recent studies to a wide and diverse audience. Over 120 participants are expected from the U.S., Canada and ...
N.S. Government Negotiating with Bay Ferries for Yarmouth Ferry Service
Bay Ferries Limited, majority owned by CEO Mark MacDonald, is the preferred candidate to operate the ferry service from Yarmouth to Maine.
"Staff have been in discussions with Bay Ferries Limited and we are now ready to officially enter into negotiations on contract details," said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Bay Ferries Limited has the experience, expertise, industry relationships and much of the operational infrastructure already in place, such ...
Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research Receives Funding to Charter RV Celtic Explorer
The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government continues to support the province’s fishing industry by funding leading-edge fisheries science initiatives through the Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER).
Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced $2.6 million to enable CFER to continue its operations and research activities, including the charter of an offshore fisheries research vessel, at the Marine Institute this morning. ...
N.S. Government Launches New Aquaculture Regulations
A more responsible and transparent approach to aquaculture development, and greater clarity for industry, is the centerpiece of new aquaculture regulations released by the Nova Scotia government Oct. 26.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell announced the new regulations at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. Colwell was joined by a member of the One Nova Scotia Coalition, which has identified responsible resource development as an important part of the province's ...
Registration Now Open For Canada’s Largest Commercial Marine Event
Fish Canada Workboat Canada, the nation’s largest commercial marine show, returns to the Moncton Coliseum January 22-23, 2016.
This biennial event is a favourite of those who make their living on, in, and around the water, along with those who provide the related products and services to keep Atlantic Canada’s marine-based industries running strong.
Registration is now open for the 2016 edition of the show. For a limited time, visitors can pre-register for just $5 and fast-track their ...
New Aquaculture Player Set to Double Provincial Salmon Production
The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government and Grieg Newfoundland AS (Grieg) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Grieg’s intention to establish aquaculture operations in the province.
The $251-million project is expected to create approximately 325 direct and 235 indirect/induced person years of employment, based on preliminary estimates, associated with production, harvesting and processing, with further opportunities in the supply and service sectors. ...
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Must Compensate for Lost Salmon at Rocky River, says ASF
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to make up for lost wild Atlantic salmon during construction of a new fishway at Rocky River in southern Newfoundland and Labrador.
In August, ASF called on DFO to take action to assist approximately 450 trapped salmon near Colinet. The salmon were unable to move upriver during construction, leaving hundreds unable to spawn in Rocky River this season.
“There are obviously flaws in the ...
Panel to Provide Scientific Advice on N.S. Aquaculture
A committee of scientific experts has been appointed to provide advice to government on regulating aquaculture development in Nova Scotia.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell announced the new committee today as the latest step in developing a new approach to developing aquaculture.
"We're moving to a new era where aquaculture regulation is built on transparency and accountability and this committee helps ensure that the decisions being made around development are based on ...
A Behind the Scenes Look at the 2014 Franklin Expedition
What happened to Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition through the Northwest Passage?
Some of the mystery was uncovered in 2014 with the discovery of one of Franklin’s two ships.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, George Schlagintweit of the Central and Arctic Region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) will describe the role of CHS in the discovery of one of Franklin’s lost ships, the HMS Erebus. He’ll even have a scale model of the Erebus for participants to ...
Fisheries Minister Goes Down to Defeat
Canada will soon have a new Minister of Fisheries.
Current Minister Gail Shea fell victim to the Liberal red tide that swept across the country, especially in Atlantic Canada, Monday night. In the Prince Edward Island riding of Egmont, Liberal Bobby Morrissey has won a huge victory over incumbent Conservative cabinet minister Gail Shea.
Incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have lots of potential candidates to look at for the fisheries portfolio, since his Liberals swept all 32 ...